See Me, Hear Me, Accept Me – Building Knowledge from Voice -World We Want ‘People’s Voices’ Series

The second World We Want ‘People’s Voices’ Series took place on August 19 and addressed the topic of persons with disabilities and the post-2015 agenda. Building off the inaugural ‘People’s Voices’ event, which challenged and offered a true definition of voice and participation in a setting such as post-2015, similar base themes about perception, social… Read More See Me, Hear Me, Accept Me – Building Knowledge from Voice -World We Want ‘People’s Voices’ Series

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

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

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

Evaluation for equitable development results

I received this message from four Directors of UN Evaluation Offices: The focus on equity in human development is gathering momentum at the international level. Its premise is increasingly supported by United Nations reports and strategies, as well as by independent analysis. More and more national policies and international alliances are focusing on achieving equitable… Read More Evaluation for equitable development results

El BID adjudica premios para evaluaciones de impacto

El BID adjudica premios para evaluaciones de impacto Cinco proyectos han sido seleccionados como los más innovadores para evaluar el impacto de reformas institucionales en el sector público, anunció hoy el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). Los proyectos ganadores abarcan diversas áreas desde rehabilitación carcelaria en Chile, mejoras en el clima de negocios en Buenos… Read More El BID adjudica premios para evaluaciones de impacto

Happiness should have greater role in development policy | UN Member States

The UN General Assembly called on United Nations Member States to undertake steps that give more importance to happiness and well-being in determining how to achieve and measure social and economic development. In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Assembly invited countries “to pursue the elaboration of additional measures that better capture the importance… Read More Happiness should have greater role in development policy | UN Member States

Happiness should have greater role in development policy | UN Member States

The UN General Assembly called on United Nations Member States to undertake steps that give more importance to happiness and well-being in determining how to achieve and measure social and economic development. In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Assembly invited countries “to pursue the elaboration of additional measures that better capture the importance… Read More Happiness should have greater role in development policy | UN Member States

Webinar on "Evaluating organizational performance" on 8 february 2011

Live webinar on: *EVALUATING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE* *Where*: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world *When: *8^th February 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time Within the new series of “_monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation_ ^1 ”, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, IOCE… Read More Webinar on "Evaluating organizational performance" on 8 february 2011

UN Conference on Financing for Development calls for reform of the financial architecture

The Doha Conference of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development adopted, by consensus, a draft outcome document (http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/CONF.212/L.1/REV.1). It calls for a reform of international financial institutions and for including leading emerging countries in decision-making. In a final statement, delegates noted that the financial crisis plaguing the world ”makes imperative a more fundamental… Read More UN Conference on Financing for Development calls for reform of the financial architecture

UNCTAD XII adopts wide-ranging conclusions

UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi hailed the Accra Accord and its accompanying political declaration for embodying the shared commitment of the developing and developed world ”to work toward making globalization a powerful means to achieve poverty eradication.” Quoting Ghanaian President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, whose country hosted the conference, Dr. Supachai referred to a new mood… Read More UNCTAD XII adopts wide-ranging conclusions