Indicators for the Rich

Originally posted on Together 2030 – Juntos 2030 – Ensemble 2030 Blog:
By Claudia Schwegmann, Project lead of http://www.2030-watch.de, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, Twitter: @2030WatchDe and @OpenAidGermany Do the indicators proposed by the IAEG-SDG capture the specific responsibility of high-income countries? One of the big wins of the 2030-Agenda is its global character. In contrast to the Millennium Development Goals the 2030-Agenda…

RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya, December 14, 2015 (APO) – People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited… Read More RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

Vocational Education and Training, Human Rights, Human Development and Equality in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

How can Vocational Education and Training (VET) reduce the inequalities related to gender, youth, and refugee status and contribute to human development? This is the key research question I am exploring using the case of Palestine, looking through a human rights and a human development lens. By Randa Hilal, OPTIMUM for Consultancy and Training, Ramallah,… Read More Vocational Education and Training, Human Rights, Human Development and Equality in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The Value of Dual Citizenship for African’s Wishing to Take Advantage of Opportunities within the Continent and Abroad

It is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 October 2015/ —  “No man is an island” is the theme of this year’s upcoming Investment Agenda, being held in Johannesburg on the 20th of October. Leading investors, asset… Read More The Value of Dual Citizenship for African’s Wishing to Take Advantage of Opportunities within the Continent and Abroad

Survey Showing Demand for Entrepreneurship Training and Education in Africa

Survey Targets 1,000 Entrepreneurs Across Five African Countries NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24, 2015 (APO-OPA) – On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll (http://www.geopoll.com), the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in… Read More Survey Showing Demand for Entrepreneurship Training and Education in Africa

We can only achieve sustainability together – #BonnConference for Global Transformation concludes

700 delegates from 70 countries all agreed that we need to work together for our sustainable activities to succeed. At the Bonn Conference for Global Transformation on 12 and 13 May, they took inspiration from the best ideas from around the world. Bonn, 13 May 2015 (GIZ) –  ‘We don’t need to ask ourselves ‘Can it be… Read More We can only achieve sustainability together – #BonnConference for Global Transformation concludes

Implementing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Guest Post by Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, President, High Atlas Foundation, yossef@highatlasfoundation.org After fifteen years of nations pursuing the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations, representatives of the member states, along with experts and private citizens, have defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help set the course for the next fifteen years. All told… Read More Implementing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

African business leaders to focus on scientific progress

The Africa Business Champions for Science is a new group of influential figures from industry with a passion for science, technology and innovation on the continent LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 14, 2015 (APO) — First meeting of the ‘Africa Business Champions for Science’ held last month Joint initiative of the World Bank and the Planet Earth… Read More African business leaders to focus on scientific progress

Digital payments in Africa: Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth

  Government, private sector, mobile operators and development organizations convene to establish a plan for the future LILONGWE, Malawi, April 30, 2015 – Today, Malawi took a significant step towards creating a digital payment ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth. An event organized by the Government of Malawi with the United… Read More Digital payments in Africa: Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth

ÖFSE Working Paper 51: Private sector development – business plan or development strategy?

The paper illustrates the growing prominence of the private sector in development cooperation and identifies reasons for this trend. It shows that PSD is not a “technical solution” but that there are different theoretical approaches to PSD that favour distinct policy measures, discussing the structuralist, neoclassical and neostructuralist approach. Finally, it presents reflections on the… Read More ÖFSE Working Paper 51: Private sector development – business plan or development strategy?

How mobile airtime remittance is changing lives in developing nations

A report this week from the World Bank recognised the importance of remittances in the global fight against poverty, one Irish start-up offers powerful alternative – mobile phone remittances. A recent report by the World Bank reinforces the importance of migration and remittances to the global economy. By allowing people move to where they can… Read More How mobile airtime remittance is changing lives in developing nations

Beyond the Washington Consensus: The Role for Productive Development Policies

Inter-American Development Bank Policy Dialogue  Beyond the Washington Consensus: The Role for Productive Development Policies Anemic economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is in need of a post-Washington-Consensus policy shot in the arm. Unfortunately, the ghost of industrial policy casts a shadow over all efforts because it has often done more harm than good.… Read More Beyond the Washington Consensus: The Role for Productive Development Policies

Development Consultants: Over-paid, Over-rated, and Over-used

Originally posted on AID LEAP:
From http://www.webdonuts.com When I started working in development, I idolised development consultants. They seemed such awe-inspiring figures; wise, glamorous, and with experience seeping from every pore. Now I work as a development consultant myself. The awe has faded, and been replaced with an increasing concerned that the growth of consultancy is a…

Mesopartner Summer Academy on Territorial Economic Development, 5-10 July 2015, Berlin, Germany

The annual Summer Academy of Mesopartner has become an important capacity-building event for economic development practitioners around the world. The 2015 event will be the 11th Summer Academy and the fourth to be held in Berlin. This year the theme of the Summer Academy will be Territorial Economic Development. The event will draw on more… Read More Mesopartner Summer Academy on Territorial Economic Development, 5-10 July 2015, Berlin, Germany

Can cooperatives deliver more jobs and greater social inclusion in a changing world of work?

Originally posted on Work In Progress:
Simel Esim, Chief of the ILO’s Co-operatives Unit and Waltteri Katajamaki, Junior Professional Officer – ILO Cooperatives Unit The cooperative enterprise model is seeing a renaissance around the world. The turnover of the largest 300 cooperatives in the world over the last 3 years has grown by 11.6 per cent to reach 2.2…

Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

President Narlikar Calls for More Responsibility on the Part of the Rising Powers in Exchange for a Reform of International Organizations The new president of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar, gave a lecture on the rise of India at the Senate Reception in Hamburg City Hall on… Read More Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves

Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste By Ruediger Kuehr , Feng Wang A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang. Since the 1990s, electrical and electronic equipment have revolutionised people’s lives. And with ever-increasing technological innovation, their lifetimes are, on… Read More A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves