Event: Aid Effectiveness and Results-Based Aid, Bonn, 18 April

Public Lecture Bonn, 18.04.2012, 18:30, DIE, Aid Effectiveness and Results-Based Aid Prof. Dr. Talaat Abdel-Malek, Panel Discussion afterwards. Please register for the event with GDI directly: http://tinyurl.com/88dnh32 All aid approaches aim to achieve “results”. There are two aspects to the new debate on results: On the one hand, further improving the effectiveness of aid is… Read More Event: Aid Effectiveness and Results-Based Aid, Bonn, 18 April

DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard

The articulation of results chains, as mandated by the DCED Standard, helps programmes to realistically illustrate why they are doing what they are doing, how their individual work would help in achieving development impact, and provides the basis for assessing if and to what extent changes are taking place. However, drawing results chains can be… Read More DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard

DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard

Version VI of the DCED Standard for results measurement is now available on the Measuring and Reporting Results page. This version is fundamentally the same as Version V, with some formatting improvements and added clarity, in light of feedback received.One key change is that Control Point 8.4 (“findings of the system are used in programme… Read More DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard

World Bank Approves Program-for-Results

New Financing Instrument Ties Lending Directly To Verified Development Results The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved Program-for-Results (PforR), an innovative new financing instrument for the World Bank’s client countries that links the disbursement of funds directly to the delivery of defined results. Money will flow once the results have been delivered and verified.… Read More World Bank Approves Program-for-Results

World Bank Approves Program-for-Results

New Financing Instrument Ties Lending Directly To Verified Development Results The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved Program-for-Results (PforR), an innovative new financing instrument for the World Bank’s client countries that links the disbursement of funds directly to the delivery of defined results. Money will flow once the results have been delivered and verified.… Read More World Bank Approves Program-for-Results

Publications on Development Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness: bringing country ownership (and politics) back in ODI Working Papers 336, August 2011 http://tinyurl.com/cwmlxlk This paper by David Booth considers that assumption untenable and agrees with those arguing that ownership should be treated as a desirable outcome, not an achieved state of affairs. It then asks the corresponding question: whether external actors have… Read More Publications on Development Effectiveness

Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change

Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change. APDEv is an African-led and owned physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organizing mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners towards achieving sustainable development results. The Platform focuses on 3 inter-related themes of Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as a core driver… Read More Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change

Monitoring and evaluation conference: new developments and challenge · INTRAC

Conferences · Events · INTRAC. Monitoring and evaluation conference: new developments and challenges Organisation: INTRAC, PSO & PRIA Start date: 14 June 2011 14-16 June 2011, The Netherlands This international conference will examine key elements and challenges confronting the evaluation of international development, including its funding, practice and future. The main themes of the conference… Read More Monitoring and evaluation conference: new developments and challenge · INTRAC

EDC 2020 – Final Event

Final EDC 2020 event to present results of three years of research on the impact of new actors in international development, energy security democracy and political development and climate change on European Development Cooperation. via EDC 2020 – Final Event.

EU confirmed its position as the world's leading donor in 2008

The newly published 2009 annual report on the European Community’s development and external assistance policies and their implementation in 2008 shows that the European Union continues to be the world’s leading development aid donor, accounting for 60% of world aid in 2008. The Commission alone committed EUR 12 billion, more than a fifth of the… Read More EU confirmed its position as the world's leading donor in 2008

PIA improves decision making for development results

How can donors and partner countries assess the intended and unintended consequences of donor interventions? The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) explores ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA), which can assist in modifying the design of interventions to improve pro-poor impacts by identifying key areas for monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It can be… Read More PIA improves decision making for development results

How will developing countries be affected by the global financial crisis?

A new report from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) looks at the impact of the global financial crisis on the developing world. Results show that developing countries cannot be treated as a homogenous block. Concerns vary significantly across countries, depending on their current economic situation, exposure to specific impacts and capacity to respond. Isolation… Read More How will developing countries be affected by the global financial crisis?

Annual report on EC aid reviews progress towards better delivery

The European Commission disbursed € 8.5 billion in aid during 2007, representing 9% of total Community expenditures, according to the recently released annual report on EC aid. Top regions for EC assistance were Sub-Saharan Africa (33%), Asia (17%), and Europe (16%); and 23% of aid was given through budget support. In its review of the… Read More Annual report on EC aid reviews progress towards better delivery

The World Bank Establishes a New Database on Grants

The Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries Group has developed a Database of grants financed by the Post-Conflict Fund and the Low Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS) Trust Fund. The Database features basic information on each of the projects supported by these two trust funds, including grant amounts, project components, recipients, etc. It also includes brief summaries… Read More The World Bank Establishes a New Database on Grants