Global Civil Society Report #SpotlightSDGs on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Shifting policies for systemic change Lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis Download (pdf)Download this chapter in pdf format here. Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs A world in turmoil needs fundamental change Compiled by Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum The COVID-19 pandemic and the national responses to it brought the… Read More Global Civil Society Report #SpotlightSDGs on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Germany debates law to make Global Value Chains fair

Global Value Chains (GVCs), the international fragmentation of production, have changed and are changing the international trade. There was much hope that developing countries can realize the benefits of GVCs in the World Development Report 2020. The inequalities in social and environmental conditions, however, have sparked a strong debate in Germany. Despite the global meaning,… Read More Germany debates law to make Global Value Chains fair

The Future of Financing for Development

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Mahmoud Mohieldin, United Nations Special Envoy for the 2030 Agenda, and Benjamin Singer, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide.…

Why quality assurance infrastructure matters to fight COVID-19 in developing countries?

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Karl-Christian Göthner, Consultant, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt PTB, Germany This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that health systems in many countries…

Engaging citizens for sustainable development: Core business for a better recovery

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By the Co-Chairs of the OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom): Nanette Braun, Chief, Communications Campaigns Service, UN Department of Global Communications, Amalia Navarro, Director of Communications, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and Mathilde Schneider, Director of Communications, French Development Agency (AFD) This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated…

COVID-19: super-accelerator or game-changer for international (development) co-operation?

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Stephan Klingebiel, Director of UNDP’s Global Policy Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea and Artemy Izmestiev, Policy Specialist, UNDP’s Global Policy Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health,…

How COVID-19 can change incentives for development co-operation

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Nilima Gulrajani, Senior Research Fellow, ODI This blog* is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide. There is nothing new in accusing bilateral donors of repurposing foreign aid to…

Remittances during COVID-19: Reduce costs to save livelihoods

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Paul Horrocks, Manager, Private Finance for Sustainable Development; Friederike Rühmann, Policy Analyst; and Sai Aashirvad Konda, Consultant at the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal…

Social protection and sub-regional integration: fundamental instruments for post-COVID-19 social reconstruction

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Alfredo Suárez Mieses, Secretary-General, Central American Social Integration Secretariat (SISCA), and Gabriela A. Ramírez Menjívar, Head of the Multidimensional Poverty, Human Capital Development and Social Protection Area- SISCA This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the…

Build back better with risk-informed development co-operation

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Navid Hanif, Director, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs This blog* is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide. Photo:…

How microeconomics can help devise evidence-based policy responses to COVID-19

Originally posted on Development Matters:
By Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale University, and Faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE), and Jaya Wen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and…

One system, two functions

Originally posted on Quality Infrastructure for Development:
In the first post of this blog, we explained the term Quality Infrastructure. We referred to the definition by INetQI, which is agreed upon by the international associations for accreditation, metrology, standardisation and supporting international organisations. INetQI defined Quality Infrastructure as follows: “…?the system comprising the organisations (public…

COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries. Click here for Spanish and French New York, April 29, 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released two new data dashboards that highlight the… Read More COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

European Commission supports pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility scheme for African countries

The results of the pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility (VET) mobility scheme for the Enlargement Countries[1] and Africa (EAC/S34/2018) have now been published. The European Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, confirming its commitment… Read More European Commission supports pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility scheme for African countries

G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business

Germany and the World Bank establish Facility to scale-up private sector investment in green business in Africa Today, at the second high-level G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) conference hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany and the World Bank launched a new Facility to support private sector investment in green businesses and mobilize financing for… Read More G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business

Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

For more information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019/econsultation Stakeholders E-consultation On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)   Share your inputs on the SDGs under review at the 2019 HLPF! Extended Deadline: 22 February 2018 Background: When adopting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member… Read More Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

Greta Thunberg speaks clearly (English transcript plus Spanish, French, Greek and Italian translations of TEDx talk at Stockholm, 2018-11-24)

Originally posted on Wozukunft:
In November 2018, Greta Thunberg gave a TEDx talk in Stockholm. I am very impressed with the clarity of Greta’s statements. And it resonates with what I learned myself in the past years. If you find inaccuracies in her statements, please discuss! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAmmUIEsN9A Please share the video and use the translations…

Action for Sustainability (General)

Originally posted on Wozukunft:
We all agree that we need to do something about our lack of sustainability, about living at the expense of the current young as well as future generations. We differ at what the something is. Some options: Option 1. Improve our private impact on environmental and social sustainability. All of us…

Development cooperation must change radically and rapidly for #2030Agenda

Development cooperation needs to change more radically and at a vastly accelerated pace to meet the deadlines and expectations set out in the 2030 Agenda. To get on track to meet the SDGs by 2030, policymakers and practitioners must show leadership and swiftly act now, based on the latest thinking, evidence and research. This was… Read More Development cooperation must change radically and rapidly for #2030Agenda

New Special Issue: “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance” #ForMigration #GFMD

Originally posted on The GFMD, Migration, Development and Human Rights:
A Special Issue of the journal “Globalizations” has been published on the theme “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance”. It was guest edited by my esteemed colleagues Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likić-Brborić, Raúl Delgado Wise & Gülay Toksöz and focusses specifically on “the positionality and capacity…