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  • 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 are the SDGs changing 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Evaluation of the social dialogue in North-Macedonia

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has commissioned Karsten Weitzenegger to evaluate their work in North-Macedonia. FES has been represented with an office in Skopje since 1996. There is a part of the regional project “Social and Political Dialogue in Southeastern Europe”. For decades, FES has been working as a partner in German foreign […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

    Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. The increased complexity and interconnectedness of the world, combined with the growing perception of unfair globalisation and the erosion of trust in the multilateral system, have considerably expanded the range of global policy challenges… Read More Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018 […]

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

  • Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft informiert über Ursachen von Hunger, Armut und Gewalt

    Comments:Ziel ist die Bekämpfung der Ursachen von Hunger, Armut und Gewalt. Das Bündnis tritt dem aktuellen Trend entgegen, Hilfe und Spendengelder einseitig auf die Bewältigung akuter und womöglich spektakulär in Erscheinung tretender Katastrophen auszurichten. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: bündnis, entwicklung, spenden, spendensiegel, Hilfswerke, katastophenhilfe, humanitäreby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Sweelin Heuss von Greenpeace im Interview | enorm Magazin

    Comments:„Wir wissen, wie die Erde gerettet werden kann“, sagen die großen Umweltschutzorganisationen. Aber sie gehen auf verschiedenen Wegen dorthin. Von den beiden wichtigsten Naturschutzorganisationen der Welt setzt die eine, Greenpeace, vor allem auf Konfrontation. Die andere, der WWF, plädiert für Kooperation. Wir haben mit beiden gesprochen. Den Anfang macht Sweelin Heuss, Geschäftsführerin von Greenpeace Deutschland - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: greenpeace, wwf, Umweltpolitik, umweltschutz, gerechtigkeit, nroby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Das Entwicklungspolitische Forum der GIZ gestaltet Dialogprozesse und Veranstaltungen zu Zukunftsfragen der Entwicklungspolitik

    Comments:Das Entwicklungspolitische Forum gestaltet Dialogprozesse und Veranstaltungen zu Zukunftsfragen der Entwicklungspolitik, insbesondere zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: forum, gesellschaft, giz, gizfachtage, Entwicklungskommunikationby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Ohne gesunden Boden gibt es kein Leben auf der Erde.

    Comments:Ohne gesunden Boden gibt es kein Leben auf der Erde. Doch er schwindet, Tag für Tag. Wir können alle etwas dazu beitragen, Boden zu erhalten. Machen Sie mit! - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: boden, land, landwirtschaft, landkonflikte, wüsten, desertifikationby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Sektorvorhaben BoDeN (#Bodenschutz, #Desertifikation, Nachhaltiges #Landmanagement)

    Comments:Auf dieser Seite finden Sie Informationen zum Thema Desertifikation und ihrer Bekämpfung vom Sektorvorhaben BoDeN (Bodenschutz, Desertifikation, Nachhaltiges Landmanagement) - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: boden, desertifikation, soil, landwirtschaft, wüste, wüsten, gizby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Geberkonferenz kündigt Milliardenhilfe für Tschadsee-Region an | Aktuell Afrika | DW | 03.09.2018

    Comments:Die Teilnehmer der Tschadsee-Geberkonferenz haben eine Milliardenhilfe für die von Konflikten bedrohten Länder in Zentralafrika zugesagt. Gastgeber Außenminister Maas warnte vor einem Rückfall der Region in die Gewalt. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: afrika, fluchtursachen, bmz, aa, gewalt, Tschad, niger, nigeriaby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]

  • Internalisierung externer Kosten: Wenn Umweltschäden kosten | enorm Magazin

    Comments:Viele Umweltschäden von Produkten und Dienstleistungen bleiben unbeachtet. Zumindest von Preisschildern. Wie lässt sich das ändern? - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: externalities, Umweltpolitik, konsum, preis, Kosten, shoppen, Bilanzby: Karsten Weitzenegger […]


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