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

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

EU must stand up for gender rights in development policy | Euractiv

The biggest battle for the future of international development is the ideological one: deciding whether to make women and men, and their sexual and reproductive health and rights, equal, writes Neil Datta on Euractiv. “Public awareness of the potential to drive development by advancing gender equality is gaining momentum […]The biggest battle for the future… Read More EU must stand up for gender rights in development policy | Euractiv

EU must stand up for gender rights in development policy | Euractiv

The biggest battle for the future of international development is the ideological one: deciding whether to make women and men, and their sexual and reproductive health and rights, equal, writes Neil Datta on Euractiv. “Public awareness of the potential to drive development by advancing gender equality is gaining momentum […]The biggest battle for the future… Read More EU must stand up for gender rights in development policy | Euractiv

DOCON 2013 Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation | www.docon.info

I recently updated DOCON, the Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation at http://www.docon.info. Here you can find service providers, consortium partners or employers. The list is sorted by country of Headquarters. Companies are listed world-wide, but I make an effort to cover the European Union Member States and the ACP African, Caribbean,… Read More DOCON 2013 Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation | www.docon.info

DOCON 2013 Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation | www.docon.info

I recently updated DOCON, the Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation at http://www.docon.info. Here you can find service providers, consortium partners or employers. The list is sorted by country of Headquarters. Companies are listed world-wide, but I make an effort to cover the European Union Member States and the ACP African, Caribbean,… Read More DOCON 2013 Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation | www.docon.info

TrainEval. Training Programme for Evaluation in Development, Brussels, Belgium, 5 Modules in 2013

Looking for a high profile training course on development evaluations? – Interested in the European Commission’s evaluation approach? – Want to benefit from exchange with other evaluation experts? Check out TrainEval. on http://www.traineval.org TrainEval. is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been adapted to the specific requirements of the EC evaluation… Read More TrainEval. Training Programme for Evaluation in Development, Brussels, Belgium, 5 Modules in 2013

New TrainEval module ‘Systemic approaches to conducting evaluations’ 18.-20.September 2013 in Brussels

AGEG Consultants eG offer this training module in response to the needs and challenges stated above. It is complementary to the TrainEval advanced training programme for evaluation in development. The three-day module at hand is aimed at evaluators with evaluation experience who wish to expand their set of skills with regard to complex interventions. Systemic… Read More New TrainEval module ‘Systemic approaches to conducting evaluations’ 18.-20.September 2013 in Brussels

Weitzenegger’s Coverage of European Development Days #EDD12, 16-17 Oct 2012

Stay tuned for our inclusive coverage of the 2012 European Development Days live from Brussels. Watch http://posts.weitzenegger.de for our evolving coverage live from Brussels. As unofficial media partner, we will be bringing you breaking news, analysis and exclusive, on-site interviews with some of the unknown participants. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook… Read More Weitzenegger’s Coverage of European Development Days #EDD12, 16-17 Oct 2012

Weitzenegger's Coverage of European Development Days #EDD12, 16-17 Oct 2012

Stay tuned for our inclusive coverage of the 2012 European Development Days live from Brussels. Watch http://posts.weitzenegger.de for our evolving coverage live from Brussels. As unofficial media partner, we will be bringing you breaking news, analysis and exclusive, on-site interviews with some of the unknown participants. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook… Read More Weitzenegger's Coverage of European Development Days #EDD12, 16-17 Oct 2012

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

TrainEval. Training for Evaluation in Development

» Enhancing Skills to Assess Development Interventions » Focus on the EC evaluation approach » For professionals in development cooperation TrainEval offers a sound qualification opportunity for development evaluation. It provides the ideal solution for experts acting in a growing market as it imparts evaluation theory, applied knowledge and the ability to plan, conduct and… Read More TrainEval. Training for Evaluation in Development

Reviewing the evidence: how well does the European Development Fund perform? | ODI paper

The European Union (EU) is in the process of concluding a complex and contentious negotiation about its future seven-year budget, the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. In parallel, the EU is negotiating the budget for the European Development Fund (EDF), which covers the same period. The EDF is the EU’s main instrument for delivering… Read More Reviewing the evidence: how well does the European Development Fund perform? | ODI paper

Reviewing the evidence: how well does the European Development Fund perform? | ODI paper

The European Union (EU) is in the process of concluding a complex and contentious negotiation about its future seven-year budget, the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. In parallel, the EU is negotiating the budget for the European Development Fund (EDF), which covers the same period. The EDF is the EU’s main instrument for delivering… Read More Reviewing the evidence: how well does the European Development Fund perform? | ODI paper

The EES 2012 Biennial Conference will be held from 3 to 5 October in Helsinki

EVALUATION IN THE NETWORKED SOCIETY: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW CHALLENGES, NEW SOLUTIONS The Tenth Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society will be the international evaluation event of the year. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland during 3-5 October 2012 (pre-conference workshops 1- 2 October) Pre-conference workshops are on 1 and 2 October. The conference… Read More The EES 2012 Biennial Conference will be held from 3 to 5 October in Helsinki

Open aid – transparent Swedish development cooperation

Open aid – transparent Swedish development cooperation. Open aid – transparent Swedish development cooperation “Open aid” is the name of the next step in the reform of Sweden´s development cooperation. The step is being taken to better adapt development cooperation to today´s reality and the opportunities created by globalisation and technological development. The goal is… Read More Open aid – transparent Swedish development cooperation

3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development, Palencia, Spain 29th March-1st April 2011

CTA – Brussels Office Weblog – 3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development. The 3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Palencia, Spain from 29th March-1st April 2011. This forum is an initiative by the European Commission and EU Presidency with the support of France, Germany, Ireland, the Global Donor Platform for Rural… Read More 3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development, Palencia, Spain 29th March-1st April 2011

Development ministers discuss future development policy, Sahel strategy

CTA – Brussels Office Weblog – Development ministers discuss future development policy, Sahel strategy. At the informal meeting member states discussed the European Commission’s green paper outlining the future trends of European development policy. The main idea is to coordinate the European Union’s support policies with the goals of sustainable growth by putting economic growth… Read More Development ministers discuss future development policy, Sahel strategy

EDC 2020 – Final Event

Final EDC 2020 event to present results of three years of research on the impact of new actors in international development, energy security democracy and political development and climate change on European Development Cooperation. via EDC 2020 – Final Event.

EDC 2020 – Briefing for Parliamentarians 2011

EDC 2020 – Briefing for Parliamentarians 2011. The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) would like to invite you to participate to the final event series of the European Development Cooperation to 2020 project (EDC 2020). The two consecutive events, on 9 and 10 February 2011 at Residence Palace in Brussels Belgium,… Read More EDC 2020 – Briefing for Parliamentarians 2011

New Challenges, New Beginnings – Next Steps in European Development Cooperation

It is a coincidence that two things have happened simultaneously – and the coincidence will be a happy one if the two can be brought together. On the one hand, Europe has emerged from eight years of introspection with new structures, a new leadership team and a new platform (the Lisbon Treaty) for more effective… Read More New Challenges, New Beginnings – Next Steps in European Development Cooperation

EADI EDC2020 Publication: Rising Powers and New Global Challenges

EADI: EDC2020 Publication “Rising Powers and New Global Challenges” – Bonn Sustainability Portal. The challenges facing European development cooperation have changed substantially in recent years. Analysts and politicians have commented on the increasing influence of China in Africa and the challenges this poses for EU influence to the EU strategic and policy objectives. In fact,… Read More EADI EDC2020 Publication: Rising Powers and New Global Challenges

Conference: Inspiring Clusters in the Beginning of the New Decade, 30-31 March 2011

Conference: Inspiring Clusters in the Beginning of the New Decade, 30-31 March 2011. The Competitiveness Institute European Regional Conference on Inspiring Clusters in the Beginning of the New Decade, which will take place on 30-31 March 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia. TCI European regional conference in 2011 will focus on how to improve the Cluster policies… Read More Conference: Inspiring Clusters in the Beginning of the New Decade, 30-31 March 2011

EC launches public consultation to improve budget support to developing countries

Over the past decade, the European Commission has increasingly used general and sector budget support to ACP countries as preferred aid modalities. This choice was motivated by the commitment of donors to make aid more effective. But despite the potential of the new generation of budget support and the so-called ”sector wide approach”, budget support… Read More EC launches public consultation to improve budget support to developing countries

Time to deliver: Challenges of the new EU Commissioner for Development

In a challenge ahead, Europe has two main contributions to make: development policy thinking and development aid delivery. Development policy is a key part of the ”Europe 2020” vision presented by president Barroso. In particular, as we look ahead to a ”global Europe”, it is in times of development challenges that the EU can become… Read More Time to deliver: Challenges of the new EU Commissioner for Development