Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

Agricultural cooperatives are the focus of World Food Day 16 October 2012. It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. The official World Food Day theme, announced each spring by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus… Read More Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

Jobs are a cornerstone of development, says World Development Report 2013

The World Development Report 2013: Jobs <http://go.worldbank.org/TM7GTEB8U0&gt; stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest… Read More Jobs are a cornerstone of development, says World Development Report 2013

Developing Asia Faces New Era of Moderate Growth | ADB Report

3 October 2012 | HONG KONG, CHINA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is significantly scaling back 2012 and 2013 growth forecasts for developing Asia, saying that after years of rapid growth, the region must brace for a prolonged period of moderate expansion amidst an ongoing slump in global demand. Watch ADB’s Chief Economist Changyong… Read More Developing Asia Faces New Era of Moderate Growth | ADB Report

Slavoj Zizek on the ethical implications of charitable giving

In this short RSA Animate, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving. Slavoj Zizek, one of the world’s most influential living philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss capitalism’s flawed priorities. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical… Read More Slavoj Zizek on the ethical implications of charitable giving

Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

The Imp-Act Consortium has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the “What works for clients?” research initiative, with the aim of finalising our research methodology and identifying a principal researcher and research team. Expressions of interest (EOIs) will be accepted until 1 October 2012. The Imp-Act “What works for clients?” initiative is about testing… Read More Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

The Imp-Act Consortium has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the “What works for clients?” research initiative, with the aim of finalising our research methodology and identifying a principal researcher and research team. Expressions of interest (EOIs) will be accepted until 1 October 2012. The Imp-Act “What works for clients?” initiative is about testing… Read More Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

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,… Read More Good Practice for conducting a Political Economy Analysis

Timothy A. Wise on the Coming Food Crisis, and more from Triple Crisis

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) and the Triple Crisis Blog continue their analysis of the economic situation in Europe and the international food crisis. Last week, Timothy A. Wise sat down with the Real News Network to discuss the implications of the drought ravaging the Midwest. Drawing on his co-authored report with Sophia… Read More Timothy A. Wise on the Coming Food Crisis, and more from Triple Crisis

Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also… Read More Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also… Read More Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

Poverty Research Archive

Use the Poverty Research Archive as search tool for getting results related to poverty research and action. The search covers more than 70 Websites, which were selected for their excellent content on poverty reduction research and practice. The list of sources covers the major poverty research institutions. (function() { var cx = ‘017400349761365942495:mfgygm8xmre’; var gcse… Read More Poverty Research Archive

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

SID Council Member Betty Maina appointed to UN Advisory Panel on MDGs

SID Council Member Ms. Betty Maina was appointed on July 31 by the UN Secretary General to the High-Level Advisory Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Advisory Panel include 26 members from civil society, private sector and governments. The Panel is… Read More SID Council Member Betty Maina appointed to UN Advisory Panel on MDGs

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

The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment… Read More The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment… Read More The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

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