Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development: 1-3 March, Bonn, Germany #GFI4SD

WHEN 1-3 March 2017 WHERE World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany ONLINE GlobalFestivalofIdeas.org @GlobalFestIdeas #GFI4SD In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. We need a revolution in the way we think about international development if we are to deliver… Read More Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development: 1-3 March, Bonn, Germany #GFI4SD

We can only achieve sustainability together – #BonnConference for Global Transformation concludes

700 delegates from 70 countries all agreed that we need to work together for our sustainable activities to succeed. At the Bonn Conference for Global Transformation on 12 and 13 May, they took inspiration from the best ideas from around the world. Bonn, 13 May 2015 (GIZ) –  ‘We don’t need to ask ourselves ‘Can it be… Read More We can only achieve sustainability together – #BonnConference for Global Transformation concludes

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

Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

President Narlikar Calls for More Responsibility on the Part of the Rising Powers in Exchange for a Reform of International Organizations The new president of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar, gave a lecture on the rise of India at the Senate Reception in Hamburg City Hall on… Read More Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

Amrita Narlikar becomes President of GIGA in Hamburg

The Board of Trustees of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies/Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien has installed Dr Amrita Narlikar from the University of Cambridge to lead the institute as its new president. Her term is set to begin on 1 October 2014. She has also been appointed by the President… Read More Amrita Narlikar becomes President of GIGA in Hamburg

GIGA Dossier: New Approaches in the Social Sciences

This year the GIGA celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by hosting an international conference that brought together leading scholars in the field of formal institutions and adaptive processes. The conference goal was to help establish the added value of comparative area studies (CAS). The inherent claim of CAS is that many social science disciplines would profit… Read More GIGA Dossier: New Approaches in the Social Sciences

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

Global DHL CEO optimistic about Africa’s potential

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, March 14, 2013/ — “Africa is the last bastion for business globally and, over the next few years, will prove its potential as a stable, lucrative continent for international commerce.” These are the words of Ken Allen, Chief Executive Officer of global express and logistics provider, DHL Express. Allen is in Sub-Saharan Africa… Read More Global DHL CEO optimistic about Africa’s potential

SADC launches new website: www.sadc.int

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat launched its new website http://www.sadc.int to the public on Monday December 03, 2012 at a function which was held at the SADC Secretariat Head Office in Gaborone Botswana. The internet is a rapidly evolving technology, and to keep up with it as well as to remain relevant, SADC… Read More SADC launches new website: www.sadc.int

German aid gets independent evaluation institute DEval

Berlin – Today German federal development minister Dirk Niebel and his State Secretary Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz have opened the new independent evaluation institute of the German developing cooperation with the name “DEval”. The independent evaluation institute DEval is owned by the Federal Government and has 38 staff based in Bonn. It is headed by the renowned… Read More German aid gets independent evaluation institute DEval

EU-LAC – GIGA Seminar, Hamburg, 17-18 September 2012

The EU-LAC Foundation and the GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) are organising an international seminar “New Grounds for the Relations between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean – towards a Relevant Partnership” which is taking place in Hamburg on 17th and 18th September 2012. The countries of the European Union, Latin… Read More EU-LAC – GIGA Seminar, Hamburg, 17-18 September 2012

German Aid Allocation and Partner Country Selection. Development-orientation, Self-interests and Path Dependency

The GDI paper examines official country selection and resource allocation of German aid after the end of the Cold War and embeds the analysis into the broader debate about German foreign policy. Overall, the authors find that neediness and democracy levels of recipients have been guiding principles in both country selection and resource allocation. Nevertheless,… Read More German Aid Allocation and Partner Country Selection. Development-orientation, Self-interests and Path Dependency

Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library

Search 120+ Evaluation Websites here with this search engine powered by Google. No more endless link lists and online library forms! I stuffed all contents related to evaluation in this search engine and let Google do the work. You can access all relevant online content on M&E for international cooperation here within seconds. Try “evaluation”… Read More Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library

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

Strengthening EU development cooperation under the Lisbon Treaty

The expected introduction of the European Union’s (EU) Lisbon Treaty in 2010 will fundamentally alter how EU external action is conducted. This presents both risks and opportunities for EU development cooperation. The general expectation of EU Member States’ Senior Officials is that progress in EU integration and a stronger EU profile in the world would… Read More Strengthening EU development cooperation under the Lisbon Treaty

Please welcome new staff at AGEG's Head Office

AGEG Consultants eG has two new Managing Directors, who share general management tasks. Both are experienced Consultants and are named Harald, but are not relatives. Harald Himsel will lead the business development, while Harald Speidel looks more on the administration and financial management. Martina Jacobson joined the team as Project Manager for Training, E-Learning, and… Read More Please welcome new staff at AGEG's Head Office

Please welcome new staff at AGEG’s Head Office

AGEG Consultants eG has two new Managing Directors, who share general management tasks. Both are experienced Consultants and are named Harald, but are not relatives. Harald Himsel will lead the business development, while Harald Speidel looks more on the administration and financial management. Martina Jacobson joined the team as Project Manager for Training, E-Learning, and… Read More Please welcome new staff at AGEG’s Head Office

World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

The United Nations Conference on the world financial crisis adopted a wide-ranging Outcome Document (http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/CONF.214/3&Lang=E). The Outcome Document recognizes that the incoherence of the global economic system needs to be urgently addressed. It stresses the importance of the United Nations’ role in international economic issues,emphasizing that its universal membership and legitimacy makes it well positioned… Read More World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

GTZ requires Capacity WORKS certificates from Consultants

Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s new management model for sustainable development. It supports the steering of international cooperation projects and programmes. Using five success factors, the cooperating partners structure the projects, evaluate each step along the way and identify necessary interventions. This makes the measures more transparent and increases the scope for action by the partners… Read More GTZ requires Capacity WORKS certificates from Consultants

A comprehensive plan to drive Europe's recovery from the current economic crisis

The European Commission presented a Recovery Plan based on short-term measures to boost demand, save jobs and help restore confidence, and also on ”smart investment” to yield higher growth and sustainable prosperity in the longer-term. The Plan calls for a timely, targeted and temporary fiscal stimulus in 2009-2010 of EUR 200bn, or 1.5% of EU… Read More A comprehensive plan to drive Europe's recovery from the current economic crisis

A comprehensive plan to drive Europe’s recovery from the current economic crisis

The European Commission presented a Recovery Plan based on short-term measures to boost demand, save jobs and help restore confidence, and also on ”smart investment” to yield higher growth and sustainable prosperity in the longer-term. The Plan calls for a timely, targeted and temporary fiscal stimulus in 2009-2010 of EUR 200bn, or 1.5% of EU… Read More A comprehensive plan to drive Europe’s recovery from the current economic crisis

Remittances from Germany and their Routes to Migrants' Origin Countries

Germany is one of the most important countries of origin for remittances— money transfers from migrants. In 2006 they amounted to approximately ten billion euros. However, as this study shows, migrants face considerable difficulties with the transfer process. Despite its large volume, the market for money transfers is extremely intransparent. Intensive research is needed to… Read More Remittances from Germany and their Routes to Migrants' Origin Countries

Remittances from Germany and their Routes to Migrants’ Origin Countries

Germany is one of the most important countries of origin for remittances— money transfers from migrants. In 2006 they amounted to approximately ten billion euros. However, as this study shows, migrants face considerable difficulties with the transfer process. Despite its large volume, the market for money transfers is extremely intransparent. Intensive research is needed to… Read More Remittances from Germany and their Routes to Migrants’ Origin Countries