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  • Happy World Development Information Day! #devinfoday

    The UN dedicates its own anniversary on 24 October to Development Information. Since 1972 we celebrate World Development Information Day. Let’s party! “Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to […]

  • How is phytosanitary knowledge managed globally?

    The World Trade Organization has contracted Karsten Weitzenegger to evaluate a phytosanitary capacity development project of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). The independent ex-post evaluation of STDF project performance offers lessons and recommendations to improve future project results. The Project STDF/PG/350 entitled “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures […]

  • Mainstreaming Trade to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

    The WTO is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set targets to be achieved by 2030 in areas such as poverty reduction, health, education and the environment. The SDGs put significant emphasis on the role that trade plays in promoting […]

  • IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

    IDEAs or the International Development Economics Associates is committed to building a pluralistic network of committed researchers,  teachers and other economists interested in advancing progressive heterodox approaches to critically analysing and addressing the problems of economic development processes. IDEAs was established in New Delhi, India with a purpose of building […]

  • Sustainable Development Goals 2018: More important, more difficult #SDG2018

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Three years into the implementation of the Agenda, countries are translating this shared vision into national development plans and strategies. The Sustainable Development Goals Report […]

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  • Development cooperation must change radically and rapidly for #2030Agenda

    Development cooperation needs to change more radically and at a vastly accelerated pace to meet the deadlines and expectations set out in the 2030 Agenda. To get on track to meet the SDGs by 2030, policymakers and practitioners must show leadership and swiftly act now, based on the latest thinking, evidence and research. This was… Read More Development cooperation must change radically and rapidly for #2030Agenda […]

  • New Special Issue: “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance” #ForMigration #GFMD

    Originally posted on The GFMD, Migration, Development and Human Rights: A Special Issue of the journal “Globalizations” has been published on the theme “Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance”. It was guest edited by my esteemed colleagues Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likić-Brborić, Raúl Delgado Wise & Gülay Toksöz and focusses specifically on “the positionality and capacity […]

  • A future of work based on sustainable production and employment

    Originally posted on Work In Progress: Simel Esim, Head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit, On the first Saturday of July each year, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives. This year’s theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the ILO works towards a future of work that is […]

  • Meta-Evaluation can support the transformative impact of the SDGs

    When implementing the SDGs,  Meta-Evaluation can pave the way to public policy reforms. Evaluation processes have a key role in the national and global review systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The implementation of the SDGs is led by each country and adjusted to the respective national priorities. Countries will lead and determine their… Read More Meta-Evaluation can support the transformative impact of the SDGs […]

  • In their shoes – An interactive game on Decent Work

    Originally posted on Work In Progress: Rena Gashumba, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer, ILO Communication and Public Information (DCOMM) It’s 8:30 am, a school day and there are 20 ten-year olds waiting excitedly for the game to begin. Their chatter echoes across the high-walled school gymnasium. They ooh and aah, and point at an enormous colourfu […]

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 27. September 2018 at 18:47

    The interview below was done by the Evaluation Support Service (ESS), a service to Unit 04 Results, Evaluation and Business Processes, of DG DEVCO. It addresses the critical question of the role of evaluations in generating knowledge on Aid, and helping the institution to learn from its experience. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/HJ0cWQo9JU8?rel=0&showinfo=0 When it comes to learning – and notably learning from… Read More Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB […]

  • IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 25. September 2018 at 19:05

    Read the third and final post of Caroline Heider’s retrospective of her 7 years at the helm of IEG. “To sum up, looking back at my seven years at IEG, it has been a period of transformational change, but one that was gradual, organic, iterative. No big blue-prints, no fancy strategy documents, but small steps… Read More IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years […]

  • Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval)
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 18. September 2018 at 13:13

    Itad is pleased to announce the publication of the endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval). Go to MVEval findings: http://mvevalonline.itad.com This independent, mixed method impact evaluation, surveyed over 2,000 households from within 35 villages in the project site and included three qualitative longitudinal studies that collected evidence on institutional… Read More Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval) […]

  • Lessons from World Vision: Mandatory indicators don’t work!
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 16. September 2018 at 23:27

    Originally posted on ngo performance: Here’s another powerful experiment by a major NGO on how to measure results. It’s from World Vision, a few years ago. The experiment was to roll out the same 12 standard impact indicators across all their programmes, worldwide. (World Vision currently works in over 80 countries worldwide.) I’m greatly impressed […]

  • Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 11. September 2018 at 18:49

    Evaluation for Development New content has been added at Zenda Ofir’s blog. Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs **6 min read** Candice is a livewire at CLEAR-AA in Johannesburg. Together with another livewire colleague, Mokgophana Ramasobana, she is responsible for, among others, the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA, also known as the… Read More Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs […]

Webtipps der Woche

  • 11 Gründe, warum Menschen ihr Land verlassen

    Comments:So individuell wie die Menschen, sind auch die Gründe für ihre Entscheidung. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: migranten, migrantinnen, migration, stories, mobilität, expatsby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • UN-Reformen für die 2030‑Agenda: Das #HLPF ist für die #SDGs nicht ausreichend ausgestattet - SWP

    Comments:In der Studie wird zunächst untersucht, welche Arbeitsmethoden und Praktiken dazu beigetragen haben, dass die Mitgliedstaaten im September 2015 die ambitionierte 2030-Agenda samt der darin vereinbarten Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung (SDGs) im Konsens verabschieden konnten. Das »Hochrangige Politische Forum zu Nachhaltiger Entwicklung« (HLPF) ist der­zeit das Herzstück der UN-Nachhaltigkeitsgovernance. Es soll die Mitglied­staaten dabei unterstützen, politische Führungsverantwortung für die Umsetzung der 2030-Agenda zu […]

  • Neue Startseite "Nachhaltig entwickeln" - Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V.

    Comments:Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. (DGVN) ist ein eingetragener Verein, der gegenüber der deutschen Öffentlichkeit und der Politik für die Vereinten Nationen und die Vision von einer friedlichen und gerechten Welt wirbt. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: dgvn, vereinte nationen, UN, uno, Nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele, SDG, SDGsby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • kulturchoc liefert Korrekte Konfekte in die moderne Gesellschaft.

    Comments:kulturchoc versteht sich als Energielieferant einer modernen Gesellschaft. In der Mitarbeit richtet sich dieses Projekt daher insbesondere an Frauen mit Flucht- oder Migrationserfahrung. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: Hamburg, fair_trade, fairer_handel, schokolade, kakao, leckerby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Future Food Forum in Berlin über Ernährungssicherung

    Comments:Mit welchen Strategien kann für die gesamte Weltbevölkerung ein Zugang zu ausreichender Ernährung geschaffen werden? Diese und andere Fragen stehen im Mittelpunkt der Konferenz - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: ernährung, Ernährungssicherung, ernte, berlin, hunger, welthungerby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Weltfreiwilligenkonferenz in Augsburg, 25. IAVE Welt-Freiwilligenkonferenz | International Association for Volunteer Effort

    Comments:Die Konferenz des Weltfreiwilligenverbandes IAVE findet in diesem Jahr in Augsburg statt. Dort geht es auch um die Frage, welche Rolle freiwilliges Engagement bei der Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele der Vereinten Nationen spielt. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: volunteer, association, freiwilligenarbeit, freiwilligendienste, freiwilligeby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Weltklimarat hält 1,5 Grad-Ziel noch für machbar. Korallenriffe und Polkappen in Gefahr.

    Comments:Der Weltklimarat hält eine Begrenzung der weltweiten Erwärmung auf 1,5 Grad über dem vorindustriellen Niveau für nicht unmöglich. Allerdings seien "beispiellose Veränderungen" notwendig, bei der Stromerzeugung, der Fortbewegung, der Landwirtschaft, Industrieprozessen und der städtischen Infrastruktur. Insbesondere die Entwicklungsländer würden durch engagierteren Klimaschutz entlastet - und umgekehrt. Falls dies nicht gelinge, würden nicht nur Korallenriffe unwiederbringlich verloren gehen, sondern auch das Eis auf Grönland und […]

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