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  • 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 […]

  • How the SDGs change evaluation practice: The case of Costa Rica

    Karsten Weitzenegger is contracted by German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to carry out a meta-analysis of poverty-related reports done in Costa Rica recently. The meta-analysis will serve to systematize achievements, favorable and unfavorable factors and recommendations in relation to the objective of the fight against poverty. During the period […]

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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

  • Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 1. November 2017 at 22:48

    Humanitarian evaluations need buy in, or they won’t have any resonance ALNAP’s Alexandra Warner and Neil Dillon think there are at least four reasons to care about evaluation: Evaluations are an opportunity to listen and be listened to. An evaluation can be an opportunity for the stakeholders, such as the affected population, to provide feedback… Read More Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP […]

  • Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 25. Oktober 2017 at 13:28

    This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. At the global level, the World Bank has a strong reputation in development data and has been highly effective in data production. However, the Bank Group needs to determine its future role… Read More Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG […]

  • #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 24. Oktober 2017 at 14:56

    Data are a prerequisite for delivering the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind. The Development Co‑operation Report 2017 focuses on data for development because quality, timely and disaggregated data are crucial for achieving the ultimate goal of development: improving the welfare of people and fighting… Read More #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017 […]

  • Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 24. Oktober 2017 at 13:21

    Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? provides evidence from evaluations to feed into guidance on better programming that is being developed through the Development Assistance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It is complemented by three case studies on Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia/Uganda. Source: Refugees… Read More Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD […]

  • Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 8. Oktober 2017 at 23:07

    The evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations. In last year’s report, the evaluation department in Norad raised the question of whether any learning actually takes place in development policy. ‘This year, we are bringing this argumentation a bit further and highlight certain key prerequisites… Read More Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad […]

Webtipps der Woche

  • 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 […]

  • ‚Tax Inspectors Without Borders‘ unterstützt Entwicklungsländer bei der effektiven Besteuerung multinationaler Unternehmen

    Comments:Die OECD-UNDP-Initiative ‚Tax Inspectors Without Borders‘ unterstützt Entwicklungsländer bei der effektiven Besteuerung multinationaler Unternehmen und hat, wie aus dem heute veröffentlichten Jahresbericht hervorgeht, für Entwicklungsländer zusätzliche Steuereinnahmen in Höhe von 414 Mio. US-Dollar erbracht. An der Initiative ist auch das deutsche Bundeszentralamt für Steuern beteiligt. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: tax, borders, steuerflucht, steuern, steuervermeidung, steueroasen, fiscal, oecd, undpby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Eurobarometer zeigt ein anhaltend hohes Niveau der Solidarität mit Menschen in Entwicklungsländern

    Comments:Die Eurobarometer-Umfrage „EU-Bürger und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit“ zeigt ein anhaltend hohes Niveau der Solidarität mit Menschen in Entwicklungsländern. 90 % der EuropäerInnen denken, dass es wichtig ist Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zu leisten. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: eu, eurobarometer, europe, meinung, eza, ez, solidarität, entwicklungspolitikby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • SDiA | Sustainable Development in Action, 1.-3. November 2018 in Heidelberg

    Comments:Die interdisziplinäre Konferenz richtet sich an Studierende, junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler sowie an Young Professionals aus aller Welt und wird gemeinsam wird gemeinsam vom Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) der Universität Heidelberg und Momentum Novum organisiert.In zahlreichen Vorträgen und Inputs während der englischsprachigen Konferenz informieren national und international anerkannte Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimaexpertinnen und -experten über verschiedene Kernbereiche nachhaltiger Entwicklung. Darüber hinaus können die […]


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