UNCTAD marks World #Statistics Day 20 October 2016

Geneva, 20 October 2016 – Effective new policies that create jobs, improve wellbeing and drive social development will depend on reliable, timely and impartial statistics, the head of UNCTAD’s statistics and information branch said in a statement marking World Statistics Day on 20 October. “But it will also be necessary to cultivate an appreciation or… Read More UNCTAD marks World #Statistics Day 20 October 2016

ÖFSE Working Paper 51: Private sector development – business plan or development strategy?

The paper illustrates the growing prominence of the private sector in development cooperation and identifies reasons for this trend. It shows that PSD is not a “technical solution” but that there are different theoretical approaches to PSD that favour distinct policy measures, discussing the structuralist, neoclassical and neostructuralist approach. Finally, it presents reflections on the… Read More ÖFSE Working Paper 51: Private sector development – business plan or development strategy?

Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

President Narlikar Calls for More Responsibility on the Part of the Rising Powers in Exchange for a Reform of International Organizations The new president of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar, gave a lecture on the rise of India at the Senate Reception in Hamburg City Hall on… Read More Amrita Narlikar inaugurated as GIGA president in Hamburg #RfR

Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development

Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development is the new issue 5|2014 of International Development Policy. Carbonnier, Gilles, Michel Carton and Kenneth King (Eds.) (2014) Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development, International Development Policy series No.5, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, 220 p. (EAN: 9789004281141) Education: Fundamental human right or strategic tool in… Read More Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development

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

GIGA Dossier: New Approaches in the Social Sciences

This year the GIGA celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by hosting an international conference that brought together leading scholars in the field of formal institutions and adaptive processes. The conference goal was to help establish the added value of comparative area studies (CAS). The inherent claim of CAS is that many social science disciplines would profit… Read More GIGA Dossier: New Approaches in the Social Sciences

The Filter – by ECDPM – gives you the most relevant international cooperation news

The Filter at thefilter.ecdpm.org gives you the most relevant international cooperation news in relation to European Union external action, African governance and food security initiatives, economic governance, trade, and regional integration. Over 500 sources are scanned daily to help busy policy-makers stay up to date. Online, the Filter is a completely searchable library, organised by… Read More The Filter – by ECDPM – gives you the most relevant international cooperation news

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

Transforming Education into Better Jobs and Better Lives

Originally posted on NORRAG NEWSBite:
Andreas Schleicher, OECD. Everywhere skills transform lives and drive economies; and without the right skills, people are kept on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can’t compete in today’s economies. But the toxic co-existence of unemployed graduates on the street, while employers…

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

From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

This week the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) published thirteen outcome stories. “Islands of success” in the middle of an ambitious “ocean of change”. For instance, in Cambodia, the story of drip irrigation farming linked to market opportunities demonstrates how improved water efficiency, primarily in the form of irrigation drip-kits, resulted in… Read More From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

This week the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) published thirteen outcome stories. “Islands of success” in the middle of an ambitious “ocean of change”. For instance, in Cambodia, the story of drip irrigation farming linked to market opportunities demonstrates how improved water efficiency, primarily in the form of irrigation drip-kits, resulted in… Read More From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

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… Read More 2013 Human Development Report data

International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

Not long ago, ‘research’ was a dirty word in international-development circles. The prevailing view was that the time and money available should be spent implementing aid projects rather than analysing their effects in detail. For most projects, assessment was limited to tracking how much they spent and whether they reached their end points. That is… Read More International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

Not long ago, ‘research’ was a dirty word in international-development circles. The prevailing view was that the time and money available should be spent implementing aid projects rather than analysing their effects in detail. For most projects, assessment was limited to tracking how much they spent and whether they reached their end points. That is… Read More International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

World DataBank: New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more

You’ll find a large amount of data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative: for time-series alone, there are some 8,000 indicators for around 200 countries. http://databank.worldbank.org/data/databases.aspx Available are six topics so far: poverty, gender, jobs, health, financial inclusion, and the policy and institutional framework in African countries. World Development Indicators (WDI) is the… Read More World DataBank: New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more

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

Up in Smoke – Film about Mike Hands and his Agroforestry system

This is a film about a technique that could save more carbon emissions annually than all global aviation. It is a film about one of the biggest contributors to tropical deforestation and global warming: slash and burn agriculture. Up in Smoke feature doc – 4’30” trailer from Adam Wakeling on Vimeo. The film follows British… Read More Up in Smoke – Film about Mike Hands and his Agroforestry system

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… Read More Increased Policy Space under Globalization – networkideas.org

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

If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

This is the last of a series of three blog posts on Views from the Center looking at the implications of complexity theory for development. In this joint post, Owen Barder and Ben Ramalingam look at the implications of complexity for the trend towards results-based management in development cooperation. They argue that is a common… Read More If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad