Free World Bank Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development [starts March 1, 2017]

The World Bank Group is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Financing for Development: Unlocking Investment Opportunities” on March 1, 2017. We invite you to register here: https://www.edx.org/course/financing-development-unlocking-wbgx-f4d01x The four-week online course will discuss approaches currently being considered by global leaders to finance the sustainable development agenda. Key concepts, terminology, sources of… Read More Free World Bank Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development [starts March 1, 2017]

End Child Labour in Supply Chains: It’s everyone’s business

World Day against Child Labour 2016 This year, the focus for World Day Against Child Labour – marked on 12 June – is on child labour and supply chains. With 168 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may be… Read More End Child Labour in Supply Chains: It’s everyone’s business

Mesopartner Summer Academy on Territorial Economic Development, 5-10 July 2015, Berlin, Germany

The annual Summer Academy of Mesopartner has become an important capacity-building event for economic development practitioners around the world. The 2015 event will be the 11th Summer Academy and the fourth to be held in Berlin. This year the theme of the Summer Academy will be Territorial Economic Development. The event will draw on more… Read More Mesopartner Summer Academy on Territorial Economic Development, 5-10 July 2015, Berlin, Germany

A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves

Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste By Ruediger Kuehr , Feng Wang A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang. Since the 1990s, electrical and electronic equipment have revolutionised people’s lives. And with ever-increasing technological innovation, their lifetimes are, on… Read More A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves

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

New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

Ensuring that small-scale farmers and producers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie is the aim of a new web resource on agricultural development. The Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse, led by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, is based on the concept of Value Chains Development (VCD). The approach seeks to… Read More New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

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

Review of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013

The reviewers analysed 32 M4P programme reviews and evaluations, monitoring and eReview of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013: valuation (M&E) frameworks and programme reports to help guide the design and implementation of future M4P evaluations. Generally, M4P evaluations are found to be weak in terms of considering systemic changes, triangulation practices and… Read More Review of M4P Evaluation Methods and Approaches, ITAD, April 2013

Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

This evaluation was commissioned by the Evaluation Unit in the Directorate General Development and Cooperation on behalf of the European Commission. It assesses European Union support to private sector development (PSD) during the period 2004 – 2010, where a total of €2.4bn of funds was directly contracted by the Commission. It aims at providing an… Read More Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

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

Transforming Education into Better Jobs and Better Lives

Originally posted on NORRAG NEWSBite:
Andreas Schleicher, OECD. Everywhere skills transform lives and drive economies; and without the right skills, people are kept on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can’t compete in today’s economies. But the toxic co-existence of unemployed graduates on the street, while employers…

Devex Career Fair in Brussels #EDD12 @devex

I’m at the first-ever Devex Career Fair in association with the European Development Days in Brussels. http://www.devex.com/en/news/blogs/sign-up-now-for-the-devex-career-fair-in-brussels I’m espoacially interested in the pening remarks by Roseland Room on “Distinguishing Yourself in a Competitive Field”, because I’m wirting an article about this. The market for jobs in global development is getting more competitive. From expert consulting… Read More Devex Career Fair in Brussels #EDD12 @devex

Jobs are a cornerstone of development, says World Development Report 2013

The World Development Report 2013: Jobs <http://go.worldbank.org/TM7GTEB8U0&gt; stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest… Read More Jobs are a cornerstone of development, says World Development Report 2013

Gendered Impacts of Globalization: Employment and Social Protection

Globalization has led to increases in female labour force participation, reducing the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation rates. However this increase has not necessarily translated into gender equality in pay and status, as women’s entrance in the labour force has often been on unfavourable terms. This brief draws on a review of… Read More Gendered Impacts of Globalization: Employment and Social Protection

Evaluation of Austria’s gender policy, 2004-2011

The evaluation found that a gender management system only exists to a very limited degree. In the absence of funds for gender training and staff development mechanisms, gender training is ad hoc, raising issues, but with little connections to operating levels and without skills training. As gender is not an issue in appraisal interviews and… Read More Evaluation of Austria’s gender policy, 2004-2011

Does Business Training Work? | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

What do we really know about how to build business capacity? A nice new paper by David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff takes a look at the evidence on business training programs – one of the more common tools used to build up small and medium enterprises. They do some work to make the papers somewhat… Read More Does Business Training Work? | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

Does Business Training Work? | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

What do we really know about how to build business capacity? A nice new paper by David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff takes a look at the evidence on business training programs – one of the more common tools used to build up small and medium enterprises. They do some work to make the papers somewhat… Read More Does Business Training Work? | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

Guía para la evaluación de impacto de la formación profesional

La elaboración de esta “Guía para la evaluación de impacto de la formación profesional” es el producto de una intensa y fructífera construcción colectiva de conocimiento de las instituciones miembros de la red OIT/Cinterfor, para lo cual sus especialistas aportaron sus valiosos conocimientos y experiencias. Igualmente, los miembros del Consejo de Administración de la OIT… Read More Guía para la evaluación de impacto de la formación profesional