Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. The increased complexity and interconnectedness of the world, combined with the growing perception of unfair globalisation and the erosion of trust in the multilateral system, have considerably expanded the range of global policy challenges… Continue reading Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which begins today in Bonn, some 300 experts from the spheres of research, politics, civil society, business and the media including climate negotiators met on the weekend to discuss the future of global cooperation and options for decarbonising… Continue reading International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

Fiscal decentralisation work will require further reforms

Fiscal Federalism 2016 surveys recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal relations and sub-central government. Accessible and easy-to read chapters provide insight: into growing spending and tax devolution; the fiscal constitutions of federal countries; how immovable property taxation is regaining its former significance; on the true spending power of sub central governments; on the mix… Continue reading Fiscal decentralisation work will require further reforms

Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

The PwC report – Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all – says a new approach is needed JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 24, 2016/ — PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to… Continue reading Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya, December 14, 2015 (APO) – People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited… Continue reading RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

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… Continue reading Taxes, not Aid: Africa Must Generate Resources

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

Water: governments must deal with rising risks

Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world’s population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion… Continue reading Water: governments must deal with rising risks

Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

Bangkok 28 August 2013 – Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’ as the key outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened… Continue reading Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance

Is the current model of African democracy bad for growth/good public services? Conclusion from 5yr African governance study The Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP) set out to tackle one of the most important and challenging development questions of the early 21st century – what sort of governance does Africa really need and how is… Continue reading Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance

Transparency International welcomes good governance goal proposed by new United Nations report

Transparency International, the anti-corruption organisation, welcomes the proposal to make transparent and accountable governance a cornerstone in the drive to end world poverty and reduce inequality, as outlined in the report published by the High Level Panel convened by the United Nations. The panel — established to recommend new goals and targets after 2015 when… Continue reading Transparency International welcomes good governance goal proposed by new United Nations report

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… Continue reading 2013 Human Development Report data

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

Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Garcia, Maria Melody (2013) Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Discussion Paper 3/2013) ISBN: 978-3-88985-625-8 Price: 6,00 € This paper provides an overview of current research and practice of governance evaluation covering three topics: electoral accountability, corruption,… Continue reading Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Garcia, Maria Melody (2013) Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Discussion Paper 3/2013) ISBN: 978-3-88985-625-8 Price: 6,00 € This paper provides an overview of current research and practice of governance evaluation covering three topics: electoral accountability, corruption,… Continue reading Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping | GDI Paper 3/2013

Anti-Corruption Handbook for Development Practitioners

Anti-Corruption Handbook for Development Practitioners (PDF, 1,97 Mt, 214 s.) The 220-page book, free for download and produced by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers development practitioners a comprehensive analysis of types of corruption in the field and pointers on how to avoid it. The objective of the Handbook is to provide conceptual and technical… Continue reading Anti-Corruption Handbook for Development Practitioners

Increased Policy Space under Globalization – networkideas.org

A severe blow to active Keynesian policy intervention occurred as a result of the New Classical resurgence in macroeconomics. With a vertical aggregate supply curve in the short and the long runs (New Classicals) or at least in the long run (New Keynesians), it has been argued that the economy settles down at a unique… Continue reading Increased Policy Space under Globalization – networkideas.org

Monitoring & Evaluation Course: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches – IHR Network

Programme Title: Monitoring and Evaluation: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches Dates: Monday 15th to Friday 19th July 2013 Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland Objective This programme aims to enhance the substantive knowledge and practical skills for applying Human Rights Based Approaches to monitoring and evaluation. Participants Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights… Continue reading Monitoring & Evaluation Course: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches – IHR Network

Search the world’s government data here

Governments around the globe are opening up their data vaults – allowing you to check out the numbers for yourself. This is the Guardian’s gateway to that information. Search for government data here from countries, cities and states around the world – and we’re adding more all the time. Read more about this on the… Continue reading Search the world’s government data here

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,… Continue reading Good Practice for conducting a Political Economy Analysis

Governance and Development Researcher

Search the leading governance and development research institutes and libraries here with one query. The Governance and Development Researcher is a customised Google search engine that searches over 150 related websites and weblogs. Loading google.load(‘search’, ‘1’, {style : google.loader.themes.MINIMALIST}); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { var customSearchOptions = {}; var customSearchControl = new google.search.CustomSearchControl( ‘017400349761365942495:a71dp6oz0jc’, customSearchOptions); customSearchControl.setResultSetSize(google.search.Search.FILTERED_CSE_RESULTSET); customSearchControl.draw(‘cse’); },… Continue reading Governance and Development Researcher

How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies

How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies: Guidelines for agencies, donors, and evaluators This report provides technical, methodological, and practical guidance to assist staff of Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in undertaking monitoring and evaluation and shows how the outcomes and impact of the work of ACAs can be evaluated in an objective, evidence-based manner. Download Report… Continue reading How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies

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… Continue reading Managing Global Governance (MGG) Fourth Partner Conference 2012