Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/embed-oecd/development/evaluation-systems-in-development-co-operation_9789264262065-en OECD DOI:10.1787/9789264262065-en Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities. The 2016 review of evaluation systems in development co-operation looks at the changes and trends in evaluation systems over the last… Read More Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

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

The Filter – by ECDPM – gives you the most relevant international cooperation news

The Filter at thefilter.ecdpm.org gives you the most relevant international cooperation news in relation to European Union external action, African governance and food security initiatives, economic governance, trade, and regional integration. Over 500 sources are scanned daily to help busy policy-makers stay up to date. Online, the Filter is a completely searchable library, organised by… Read More The Filter – by ECDPM – gives you the most relevant international cooperation news

Risk management can be a powerful instrument for development | World Development Report 2014

The latest World Development Report (WDR), Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development, analyzes risk at many levels and forms and is rich with examples, ranging from job loss and disease to financial crises and natural disasters—often highlighting the costly consequences of mismanaged risk. The 147 banking crises that have struck 116 countries in the… Read More Risk management can be a powerful instrument for development | World Development Report 2014

UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

A Special Event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals will be held on 25 September 2013. The President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, as well as other relevant civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and… Read More UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

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

International Youth Day: See some inspirational young people moving development forward

To celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August 2013, we’re shining a spotlight on just some of the young people who are refusing to inherit a world where extreme poverty and inequality exist. I hear so many people dismiss the issue of global poverty with the words ‘It’s just how the world is. There will… Read More International Youth Day: See some inspirational young people moving development forward

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

European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 9, 2013/ — Based on an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals experience and on an analysis of the changing international context, and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 (http://www.erd-report.eu) looks at key potential drivers of a post- 2015 global partnership, to tackle poverty in the poorest countries… Read More European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda

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

2013 Human Development Report data

The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report. The latest figures and rankings released… Read More 2013 Human Development Report data

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EDD12

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris , where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.… Read More International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EDD12

Good Practice for conducting a Political Economy Analysis

Following Political Economy Analysis testing in several countries, Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management offers his insights on good practice as a member of the Political Economy Analysis team in Senegal. Jean Bossuyt of the European Centre for Development Policy Management is part of the Political Economy Analysis Team in Senegal,… Read More Good Practice for conducting a Political Economy Analysis

European Development Days Brussels, 16-17 October 2012

The 2012 edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16-17 October 2012. The draft programme overview has been online for two weeks now and the more detailed version of the programme is also available. There will be about 50 events during the seventh edition of the European Development Days,… Read More European Development Days Brussels, 16-17 October 2012

Global partnership key to achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – UN report

Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says the 2012 Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade… Read More Global partnership key to achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – UN report

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

Future European cooperation instruments

In the EuropeanUnion, donors are working towards modernising development policy and practice,with the aim of ensuring that it becomes more relevant, efficient, andresults-oriented. Political and policy levels currently adapt to the new globalcontext for aid and international cooperation. In November 2011 developmentpartners endorsed a new global framework during the fourth high-level forum onaid effectiveness –… Read More Future European cooperation instruments