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… Read More Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 DAC Review

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… Read More Fiscal decentralisation work will require further reforms

CGAP: What We Learned about the Poor and their Money in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire

Did you know that low-income people living in Côte d’Ivoire are more likely to save than those in Senegal? Or that the reverse is true when it comes to borrowing? These are just two lessons we learned after completing two surveys of low-income individuals in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire aimed at determining how people manage… Read More CGAP: What We Learned about the Poor and their Money in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire

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September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

Your Newsletter for this month on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development is ready at http://newsletter.weitzenegger.de My Website http://en.weitzenegger.de is becoming a popular knowledge portal for international cooperation practitioners. It aims at facilitating access to relevant information and peer to peer knowledge exchange. I recently updated the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de. Search the leading development… Read More September 2013 | Newsletter from weitzenegger.de

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… Read More Evaluating Development Activities – 12 Lessons from the OECD DAC

Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

This evaluation was commissioned by the Evaluation Unit in the Directorate General Development and Cooperation on behalf of the European Commission. It assesses European Union support to private sector development (PSD) during the period 2004 – 2010, where a total of €2.4bn of funds was directly contracted by the Commission. It aims at providing an… Read More Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

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

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

African Economic Outlook 2013: Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

Sustainable development rests on diversification and investments in human capital Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013 (http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org), released in Marrakesh. The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org),… Read More African Economic Outlook 2013: Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

Top Concerns in Asia’s Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Asia and the Pacific face a daunting unfinished development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) expire in 2015. The focus in this fast growing region should be on the glaring gaps in its MDG achievements: eradicating extreme poverty and making better progress on human development, especially reducing infant deaths and improving… Read More Top Concerns in Asia’s Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

Top Concerns in Asia's Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Asia and the Pacific face a daunting unfinished development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) expire in 2015. The focus in this fast growing region should be on the glaring gaps in its MDG achievements: eradicating extreme poverty and making better progress on human development, especially reducing infant deaths and improving… Read More Top Concerns in Asia's Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 9, 2013/ — Based on an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals experience and on an analysis of the changing international context, and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 (http://www.erd-report.eu) looks at key potential drivers of a post- 2015 global partnership, to tackle poverty in the poorest countries… Read More European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda

Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth | IDB Report 2013

2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites you to participate in a panel discussion of its 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report: Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth. Michael Gavin (Barclays Capital), Andrew Powell (IDB), José Juan Ruiz Gómez (IDB), and… Read More Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth | IDB Report 2013

Asia is more integrated, but future cooperation will be a complex task

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asia has become increasingly integrated over the past decade, led by growing trade and tourism and, most recently, as the region faced down the global financial crisis and subsequent eurozone crisis, according to a new integration index published in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor (http://www.adb.org/publications/asian-economic-integration-monitor-march-2013). “Going forward,… Read More Asia is more integrated, but future cooperation will be a complex task

Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects

Brookings Global Working Papers | No. 50 | January 2013 Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects (Phase 2) By: Arntraud Hartmann, Homi Kharas, Richard Kohl, Johannes F. Linn, Barbara Massler and Cheikh Sourang http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2013/01/ifad-rural-poor-kharas-linn The challenge of rural poverty and food insecurity in the developing world remains daunting. Recent… Read More Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects

Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD's Experience, Lessons and Prospects

Brookings Global Working Papers | No. 50 | January 2013 Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects (Phase 2) By: Arntraud Hartmann, Homi Kharas, Richard Kohl, Johannes F. Linn, Barbara Massler and Cheikh Sourang http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2013/01/ifad-rural-poor-kharas-linn The challenge of rural poverty and food insecurity in the developing world remains daunting. Recent… Read More Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD's Experience, Lessons and Prospects

Small & Medium African Companies Engaged in International Markets Prosper in ‘Global Village’ | DHL Study

Study shows that internationally-focused SMEs are twice as likely to be successful as those only operating domestically CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 4, 2013/ — International trade and cooperation has become a key driver of small business success according to an in-depth and wide-ranging DHL Express study by IHS, the leading global source of information and analytics.… Read More Small & Medium African Companies Engaged in International Markets Prosper in ‘Global Village’ | DHL Study

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

DOs and DON’Ts for individual consultants?

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing an advice article for future individual consultants in the TRANSFER Magazine. I want to come up with some positive and negative points. Some recruiters contributed already. Please add to my following Wiki pages if anything comes to your mind. What should you DO to be successful as an individual consultant? http://titanpad.com/ZACUpQOGvY… Read More DOs and DON’Ts for individual consultants?

DOs and DON'Ts for individual consultants?

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing an advice article for future individual consultants in the TRANSFER Magazine. I want to come up with some positive and negative points. Some recruiters contributed already. Please add to my following Wiki pages if anything comes to your mind. What should you DO to be successful as an individual consultant? http://titanpad.com/ZACUpQOGvY… Read More DOs and DON'Ts for individual consultants?

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

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