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

Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/embed-oecd/development/evaluation-systems-in-development-co-operation_9789264262065-en OECD DOI:10.1787/9789264262065-en Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities. The 2016 review of evaluation systems in development co-operation looks at the changes and trends in evaluation systems over the last… Continue reading Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

New ‘nexus’ approach needed to tackle productivity and inequality challenges, says OECD report

31/05/2016 – Declining productivity growth and rising inequality are two of the biggest obstacles to improved economic performance, according to a new OECD report. The Productivity-Inclusiveness Nexus explores the root causes behind each of these challenges, examining the extent to which they are connected, and at how to take a coherent policy response.  In particular, it… Continue reading New ‘nexus’ approach needed to tackle productivity and inequality challenges, says OECD report

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

Evaluating Development Activities – 12 Lessons from the OECD DAC

As development co-operation faces ever increasing pressures to demonstrate results, donors and partner governments need credible, timely evidence to inform their programmes and improve performance. Evaluation has a critical role to play in providing such evidence. New methodologies and ways of working are being developed to better understand what works, why and under what circumstances… Continue reading Evaluating Development Activities – 12 Lessons from the OECD DAC

Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets | OECD Study

Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest… Continue reading Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets | OECD Study

Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler’s blog

Africa’s emergence is the new consensus. For the second time in a just few months, a major international journal has run a cover illustrating newfound optimism about the continent. After The Economist’s mea culpa (correcting its previous assessment of a “hopeless continent”), TIME magazine just re-ran an earlier title: “Africa rising”. This is no fluke:… Continue reading Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler’s blog

Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler's blog

Africa’s emergence is the new consensus. For the second time in a just few months, a major international journal has run a cover illustrating newfound optimism about the continent. After The Economist’s mea culpa (correcting its previous assessment of a “hopeless continent”), TIME magazine just re-ran an earlier title: “Africa rising”. This is no fluke:… Continue reading Has Africa outgrown Aid? | Wolfgang Fengler's blog

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

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

World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great… Continue reading World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great… Continue reading World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

OECD hosts MOPAN | Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network

On 17 July, the OECD Council agreed to host the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Secretariat. The MOPAN is a network of 16 donor countries with a common interest in assessing the organisational effectiveness of the major multilateral organisations they fund. MOPAN members agree to carry out joint assessments, share information and draw on… Continue reading OECD hosts MOPAN | Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network

OECD hosts MOPAN | Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network

On 17 July, the OECD Council agreed to host the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Secretariat. The MOPAN is a network of 16 donor countries with a common interest in assessing the organisational effectiveness of the major multilateral organisations they fund. MOPAN members agree to carry out joint assessments, share information and draw on… Continue reading OECD hosts MOPAN | Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network

Future European cooperation instruments

In the EuropeanUnion, donors are working towards modernising development policy and practice,with the aim of ensuring that it becomes more relevant, efficient, andresults-oriented. Political and policy levels currently adapt to the new globalcontext for aid and international cooperation. In November 2011 developmentpartners endorsed a new global framework during the fourth high-level forum onaid effectiveness –… Continue reading Future European cooperation instruments

Using DevInfo Technology to Support Aid Effectiveness

Through the site at http://www.devinfo.org, visitors can download the DevInfo Initiative Response to Busan document, explore ways DevInfo technologies contribute to specific Busan objectives, and download details on DevInfo technology for aid coordination. The site also invites aid effectiveness specialists, private sector development partners, policy and decision makers, M&E specialists, and other development partners to… Continue reading Using DevInfo Technology to Support Aid Effectiveness

OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation

The OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation, built through international consensus, provide a guide to good practice. They are not intended to be used as a development evaluation manual, but they outline the key quality dimensions for each phase of a typical evaluation process: defining purpose, planning, designing, implementing, reporting, and learning from and using… Continue reading OECD-DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation

OECD: Green and growth go together

OECD work on green growth. Governments must look to the green economy to find new sources of growth and jobs. They should put in place policies that tap into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy. Green growth makes economic as well as environmental sense. In natural resource sectors alone,… Continue reading OECD: Green and growth go together

New OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidance to limit the use of conflict minerals. Forty-two countries will commit to new, tougher standards of corporate behaviour in the updated Guidelines for Multinational… Continue reading New OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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… Continue reading Open aid – transparent Swedish development cooperation

Donors' mixed aid performance for 2010 sparks concern

Aid to developing countries in 2010 will reach record levels in dollar terms after increasing by 35 per cent since 2004. But it will still be less than the world’s major aid donors promised five years ago at the Gleneagles and Millennium + 5 summits. Though a majority of countries will meet their commitments, the… Continue reading Donors' mixed aid performance for 2010 sparks concern

Donors’ mixed aid performance for 2010 sparks concern

Aid to developing countries in 2010 will reach record levels in dollar terms after increasing by 35 per cent since 2004. But it will still be less than the world’s major aid donors promised five years ago at the Gleneagles and Millennium + 5 summits. Though a majority of countries will meet their commitments, the… Continue reading Donors’ mixed aid performance for 2010 sparks concern