World Bank Launches Financial Instrument to Expand Funding for Sustainable Development Goals

Washington, DC, March 9, 2017 –The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued bonds that for the first time directly link returns to the performance of companies advancing global development priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, health and sustainable infrastructure. The equity-index linked bonds raised a… Read More World Bank Launches Financial Instrument to Expand Funding for Sustainable Development Goals

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

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

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

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Alliance for Affordable Internet launches to stimulate global policy reform to lower access costs to users

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 7, 2013/ — Today, a diverse group of private and public sector players came together to launch the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI – http://www.a4ai.org), a coalition to lead policy and regulatory reform and spur action to drive down artificially high internet prices in developing countries. By advocating for open, competitive and… Read More Alliance for Affordable Internet launches to stimulate global policy reform to lower access costs to users

UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

A Special Event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals will be held on 25 September 2013. The President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, as well as other relevant civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and… Read More UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

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

High-level Panel presents report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On 30 May 2013, the Secretary-General received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a 27-member group of eminent persons established a year earlier to provide recommendations on advancing the development framework beyond the target date for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Accepting the report, the Secretary-General praised the Panel… Read More High-level Panel presents report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013/ — Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that… Read More International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

Intra-African trade and infrastructure development key economic growth

Addis Ababa, 06 February, 2013 (ECA) – Speaking at the 8th Session of the Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Director Stephen Karingi of the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) highlighted that the future of African trade and infrastructure is bright, and that with… Read More Intra-African trade and infrastructure development key economic growth

Made in Africa TV | AfriGadget TV | African ingenuity on the Air

The production company Made in Africa TV is taking AfriGadget to the East African airwaves to inspire millions of viewers to become active creators of new and ingenious products, themselves. Made in Africa TV plans to produce AfriGadget as separate programs in each of the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan television markets. A local presenter will… Read More Made in Africa TV | AfriGadget TV | African ingenuity on the Air

Made in Africa TV | AfriGadget TV | African ingenuity on the Air

The production company Made in Africa TV is taking AfriGadget to the East African airwaves to inspire millions of viewers to become active creators of new and ingenious products, themselves. Made in Africa TV plans to produce AfriGadget as separate programs in each of the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan television markets. A local presenter will… Read More Made in Africa TV | AfriGadget TV | African ingenuity on the Air

The European Journalism Centre Announces Journalism Grants for Innovations in Development Reporting

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Therefore, in 2013 the EJC will implement a grants programme supported by the Gates Foundation. The… Read More The European Journalism Centre Announces Journalism Grants for Innovations in Development Reporting

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

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

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Mobilizing scientific and technical expertise for local, national, and global problem solving The SDSN will work together with United Nations agencies, other international organizations, and the multilateral funding institutions including the World Bank and regional development banks, to mobilize scientific and technical expertise to scale up the magnitude and quality of local, national and global… Read More The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

OECD DACnews: Challenging complexity, growing opportunity – 18/07/2012

As new international development co-operation structures are put in place, the challenges for development policy and programmes continue to grow in complexity. At the same time, new opportunities charged with potential are emerging. The shifting geography of poverty, the promise of green growth, the changing contexts of governance and rule of law, and the increasing… Read More OECD DACnews: Challenging complexity, growing opportunity – 18/07/2012

Global partnership key to achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – UN report

Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says the 2012 Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade… Read More Global partnership key to achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – UN report

IMF Launches Institute for Capacity Development

The International Monetary Fund launched the Institute for Capacity Development today to spearhead its enhanced strategy for capacity-building services for its member countries. These capacity-development efforts are aimed at helping member countries develop their skills base and build more robust economic and financial institutions. The Institute, a new department incorporating the former IMF Institute and… Read More IMF Launches Institute for Capacity Development

IEG's World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work. The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG’s assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators. This Project Performance Ratings database… Read More IEG's World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed