International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which begins today in Bonn, some 300 experts from the spheres of research, politics, civil society, business and the media including climate negotiators met on the weekend to discuss the future of global cooperation and options for decarbonising… Read More International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

At last month´s UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, over 2,500 representatives from civil society joined governments to review implementation efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals. The global forum resulted in a Ministerial Declaration, which Action for Sustainable Development produced a response. 5 key points from our statement: The Leave No One Behind… Read More Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

AidWatch Report 2016: EU aid gap puts sustainable development at risk – CONCORD

Brussels, 26/10/2016 –  The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. This means… Read More AidWatch Report 2016: EU aid gap puts sustainable development at risk – CONCORD

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

Africa’s future trade relations link to the Global South

One of the themes at this year’s African Development Forum, an UN ECA event, was new forms of partnership. The idea is to move away from development assistance and adapting to the realities of today. Global economic trends reflect the ongoing geopolitical and economic rebalancing in favour of developing and emerging economies, particularly Brazil, China… Read More Africa’s future trade relations link to the Global South

How to make failure a stepping stone to success | IFAD Webstream

IFAD invites us to the conference Webstream: How to make failure a stepping stone to success Date: 29 October 2013, Time: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Rome, Italy http://webcasting.ifad.org/failfaire This IFAD event that aims to challenge the common thinking around failure – and to raise awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The… Read More How to make failure a stepping stone to success | IFAD Webstream

Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes #ResponsibleDev| EADI General Conference, 23 – 26 June 2014, Bonn, Germany

As a member of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), I’m registered for the 14th EADI General Conference, 23 – 26 June 2014, in Bonn, Germany and will tweet using #ResponsibleDev The EADI General Conference is a major European event devoted to a topical theme which attracts more than 400 researchers… Read More Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes #ResponsibleDev| EADI General Conference, 23 – 26 June 2014, Bonn, Germany

UN General Assembly on Post-2015 Development Agenda #post2015 #UNGA

World leaders will make history this month at the UN.  To get you started on what’s happening at the 68th session of the General Assembly, here are some quick links. Official General Assembly website Guest blog post by President of the General Assembly John Ashe UN Webcast: Live coverage of meetings — also includes on-demand videos of… Read More UN General Assembly on Post-2015 Development Agenda #post2015 #UNGA

September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

Your Newsletter for this month on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development is ready at http://newsletter.weitzenegger.de My Website http://en.weitzenegger.de is becoming a popular knowledge portal for international cooperation practitioners. It aims at facilitating access to relevant information and peer to peer knowledge exchange. I recently updated the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. Search the leading development… Read More September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance

Is the current model of African democracy bad for growth/good public services? Conclusion from 5yr African governance study The Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP) set out to tackle one of the most important and challenging development questions of the early 21st century – what sort of governance does Africa really need and how is… Read More Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance

African Economic Outlook 2013: Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

Sustainable development rests on diversification and investments in human capital Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013 (http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org), released in Marrakesh. The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org),… Read More African Economic Outlook 2013: Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013/ — Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that… Read More International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets | OECD Study

Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest… Read More Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets | OECD Study

Asia is more integrated, but future cooperation will be a complex task

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asia has become increasingly integrated over the past decade, led by growing trade and tourism and, most recently, as the region faced down the global financial crisis and subsequent eurozone crisis, according to a new integration index published in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor (http://www.adb.org/publications/asian-economic-integration-monitor-march-2013). “Going forward,… Read More Asia is more integrated, but future cooperation will be a complex task

Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de

Hamburg, Germany, 24 October 2012 On the occasion of the United Nations World Development Information Day 2012, Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting has launched the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. This targeted search facility links to the leading development research institutes and libraries world-wide. It shall ease the access to both, development research and practice of international… Read More Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de

Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined GlobalFair aisbl | linking business & social concern

GlobalFair was established in 2011 in Brussels, Belgium as an international not-for-profit, non partisan organisation. It is run by an ambitious coordination team from Brussels with partners and members worldwide. The association arose from the vision to combine private and non-profit sector interests in countries with prospering economies and with future markets in disfavoured regions.… Read More Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined GlobalFair aisbl | linking business & social concern

Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

Agricultural cooperatives are the focus of World Food Day 16 October 2012. It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. The official World Food Day theme, announced each spring by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus… Read More Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

DCED Case Study of the African Cashew Initiative: Lessons from working with new and multiple partners in Ghana

The African Cashew Initiative (ACi) is a multi-country programme that is pioneering a formalised co-funding and implementation structure with various public and private partners and development organisations. It offers valuable lessons from managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, and collaboration between more ‘traditional’ development organisations and new donors like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Further, the ACi’s… Read More DCED Case Study of the African Cashew Initiative: Lessons from working with new and multiple partners in Ghana

IMF Launches Institute for Capacity Development

The International Monetary Fund launched the Institute for Capacity Development today to spearhead its enhanced strategy for capacity-building services for its member countries. These capacity-development efforts are aimed at helping member countries develop their skills base and build more robust economic and financial institutions. The Institute, a new department incorporating the former IMF Institute and… Read More IMF Launches Institute for Capacity Development

Social protection: a new area of action for EU development cooperation

The Directorate for Human and Society Development in DG DEVCO of the European Commission is presently preparing a communication on Social protection in EU development policy with the purpose of explaining “the role of SP in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development and the role of EU Development Cooperation in supporting the strengthening of social protection… Read More Social protection: a new area of action for EU development cooperation

European Commission has launched the new aid programming cycle

With no surprise, at their Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting on 14 May, the EU Member States (MS) welcomed the two communications produced by the EC aiming at reviewing and ‘modernising’ EU development cooperation policy and practice; the Agenda for Change and the Future approach on EU Budget Support. The FAC conclusions on the Agenda… Read More European Commission has launched the new aid programming cycle

Managing Global Governance (MGG) Fourth Partner Conference 2012

The Fourth Partner Conference for the research and sending partner institutions of the programme Managing Global Governance (MGG) took place from 18 to 20 April 2012, organized by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close cooperation with the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and… Read More Managing Global Governance (MGG) Fourth Partner Conference 2012