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

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

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… Continue reading Africa’s future trade relations link to the Global South

Taxes, not Aid: Africa Must Generate Resources

Africa is growing at a steady rate and is on the path to sustainable long-term growth, opening up a number of investment opportunities. In fact, one-third of Africa’s countries have GDP growth rates of more than 6%. However, as discussed at the ECA’s Ninth African Development Forum, the resources required for Africa’s sustainable development will… Continue reading Taxes, not Aid: Africa Must Generate Resources

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… Continue reading How to make failure a stepping stone to success | IFAD Webstream

Water: governments must deal with rising risks

Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world’s population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion… Continue reading Water: governments must deal with rising risks

Transparency International welcomes good governance goal proposed by new United Nations report

Transparency International, the anti-corruption organisation, welcomes the proposal to make transparent and accountable governance a cornerstone in the drive to end world poverty and reduce inequality, as outlined in the report published by the High Level Panel convened by the United Nations. The panel — established to recommend new goals and targets after 2015 when… Continue reading Transparency International welcomes good governance goal proposed by new United Nations report

Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk | ILO Report

Thie ILO Global Employment Trends 2013 Report examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends. Download the report (Full report 161 pages – pdf 5.6 MB) Executive Summary… Continue reading Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk | ILO Report

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

Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler's blog

Africa’s emergence is the new consensus. For the second time in a just few months, a major international journal has run a cover illustrating newfound optimism about the continent. After The Economist’s mea culpa (correcting its previous assessment of a “hopeless continent”), TIME magazine just re-ran an earlier title: “Africa rising”. This is no fluke:… Continue reading Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler's blog

Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler’s blog

Africa’s emergence is the new consensus. For the second time in a just few months, a major international journal has run a cover illustrating newfound optimism about the continent. After The Economist’s mea culpa (correcting its previous assessment of a “hopeless continent”), TIME magazine just re-ran an earlier title: “Africa rising”. This is no fluke:… Continue reading Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler’s blog

"What am I?" wins Germanwatch award on Dialogue on Transformation

“What am I?” is a short film realized by the winner of the first award at Germanwatch’s new script competition. Producers were asked to hand in script ideas along the lines of an ongoing NGO project called “Dialogue on Transformation”. The well-known guessing game “What am I?” is played by four friends all representing one… Continue reading "What am I?" wins Germanwatch award on Dialogue on Transformation

Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

All regions of the world would suffer – some more than others – but the report finds that the poor will suffer the most. WASHINGTON, November 18, 2012 – The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act… Continue reading Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

This is the last of a series of three blog posts on Views from the Center looking at the implications of complexity theory for development. In this joint post, Owen Barder and Ben Ramalingam look at the implications of complexity for the trend towards results-based management in development cooperation. They argue that is a common… Continue reading If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

This is the last of a series of three blog posts on Views from the Center looking at the implications of complexity theory for development. In this joint post, Owen Barder and Ben Ramalingam look at the implications of complexity for the trend towards results-based management in development cooperation. They argue that is a common… Continue reading If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

Timothy A. Wise on the Coming Food Crisis, and more from Triple Crisis

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) and the Triple Crisis Blog continue their analysis of the economic situation in Europe and the international food crisis. Last week, Timothy A. Wise sat down with the Real News Network to discuss the implications of the drought ravaging the Midwest. Drawing on his co-authored report with Sophia… Continue reading Timothy A. Wise on the Coming Food Crisis, and more from Triple Crisis

Poverty Alleviation Networks

Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know. Eldis Poverty Resource Guide http://www.eldis.org/poverty The aim of Eldis… Continue reading Poverty Alleviation Networks

World Bank President Jim Kim Answers Your Questions

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim asked you to send your questions, comments and views on the best ways to eradicate poverty. We received over 1,000 posts from 62 countries via Facebook, Twitter, and World Bank Live. Watch Dr. Kim answering some of your questions – on the impact of the global financial crisis… Continue reading World Bank President Jim Kim Answers Your Questions

ActNow, Save Later | actnowsavelater.org

In the last decade, almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost. Yet only 1% of international aid is spent to minimise the impact of these disasters. Find out more in this powerful clip: Every dollar invested into disaster preparedness saves seven dollars in disaster… Continue reading ActNow, Save Later | actnowsavelater.org

THE CLUB OF ROME – A New Path for World Development

THE CLUB OF ROME – A New Path for World Development. It is clear that the present path of world development is not sustainable in the longer term, even if we recognise the enormous potentials of the market and of technological innovation. New ideas and strategies will be needed to ensure that improved living conditions… Continue reading THE CLUB OF ROME – A New Path for World Development