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

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

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… Read More 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… Read More How to make failure a stepping stone to success | IFAD Webstream

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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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:… Read More 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:… Read More 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… Read More "What am I?" wins Germanwatch award on Dialogue on Transformation

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