Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

At last month´s UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, over 2,500 representatives from civil society joined governments to review implementation efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals. The global forum resulted in a Ministerial Declaration, which Action for Sustainable Development produced a response. 5 key points from our statement: The Leave No One Behind… Read More Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

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

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

24 October 2013 | Cooperation for Development

Happy World Development Information Day! http://www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday/ Your Newsletter on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development is ready at http://newsletter.weitzenegger.de I invite you to my International Development Newsroom at http://newsroom.weitzenegger.de You can even get this information delivered by e-mail using Feedburner: http://tinyurl.com/globaldevnews I recently updated the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. Search the leading development research institutes… Read More 24 October 2013 | Cooperation for Development

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

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

“Made in the world”| Measuring Trade in Value Added: An OECD-WTO joint initiative

Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of today’s global economy. The proliferation of internationally fragmented production, driven by technological progress, cost, access to resources and markets, and trade policy reforms, challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at and interpret trade statistics and, in particular, the policies that we develop around… Read More “Made in the world”| Measuring Trade in Value Added: An OECD-WTO joint initiative

"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

Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de

Hamburg, Germany, 24 October 2012 On the occasion of the United Nations World Development Information Day 2012, Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting has launched the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. This targeted search facility links to the leading development research institutes and libraries world-wide. It shall ease the access to both, development research and practice of international… Read More Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de

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