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  • #GDSR: A call to action: 20 interventions that will matter

    Since 1990, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. But this progress is under threat: inequality has deepened and climate change and biodiversity loss are approaching tipping points. However, science has the power to help mitigate the trade-offs that come with achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that

  • The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development

    Scientists call for urgent, targeted, action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades New relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress New York, 11 September—Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and

  • Evaluation of ISO Capacity Building on International Standards

    Karsten Weitzenegger leads the Saana Consulting Team for external evaluation of the Sida-funded capacity-building activities of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). BACKGROUND The launching of the evaluation follows a considerable period of preparation and consultation, and a competitive international tendering process that concluded with the contracting of the selected

  • UN report calls for overhaul of global financial system #Fin4Dev

    The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development warns that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To access the full report,

  • How is phytosanitary knowledge managed globally?

    A recent STDF project evaluation on developing training manuals and kits on IPPC standards scored highly on relevance and efficiency. With 20+ global manuals now published, National Plant Protection Organizations have greater access to technical resources. View the guides online and download the evaluation report.  The World Trade Organization has contracted Karsten

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  • Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

    For more information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019/econsultation Stakeholders E-consultation On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)   Share your inputs on the SDGs under review at the 2019 HLPF! Extended Deadline: 22 February 2018 Background: When adopting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member… Read More Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

  • Greta Thunberg speaks clearly (English transcript plus Spanish, French, Greek and Italian translations of TEDx talk at Stockholm,...

    Originally posted on Wozukunft: In November 2018, Greta Thunberg gave a TEDx talk in Stockholm. I am very impressed with the clarity of Greta’s statements. And it resonates with what I learned myself in the past years. If you find inaccuracies in her statements, please discuss! Please share the video and use the translations in

  • The Principle of Resilience

    Originally posted on Habitat-Climate-Environment Working Group: Climate change is a game changer with respect to the resilience of ecological and human systems. Among the many threats and stressors of global warming, islands and coastal areas will be impacted by increased rainfall, more frequent and powerful storms and storm surges which, when combined with sea lev

  • Action for Sustainability (General)

    Originally posted on Wozukunft: We all agree that we need to do something about our lack of sustainability, about living at the expense of the current young as well as future generations. We differ at what the something is. Some options: Option 1. Improve our private impact on environmental and social sustainability. All of us

  • 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

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • A framework for context analysis
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 18. März 2019 at 10:17

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement: Here is an interesting tool to help with context analysis: ‘Context Matters’ framework – to support evidence-informed policy making.  The tool is interactive and you can view the different elements from various perspectives. Designed to support the use of knowledge in policy-making, it could also be of interest to researchers

  • What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation?
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 6. Februar 2019 at 10:34

    Originally posted on blog.weitzenegger.de: For Jade Maloney, un-boxing evaluation is about opening evaluation up to end users to enable understanding and ownership, and being open to what can be learned from community. It requires a conversation about the basis on which we value, who does the valuing and the boundaries of evaluation. Jade’s blog is the first

  • New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines in line with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 23. Januar 2019 at 00:11

    UNDP is committed to transparency and accountability and places great value in learning from its work in order to continue improving its performance. The previous Handbooks on Monitoring and Evaluation have served the organization well for more than a decade with over 1 million downloads. However, changes globally and across UNDP including the adoption of… Read More New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines in line with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

  • 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

Webtipps der Woche

  • OECD Studie: Blended Finance in den am wenigsten entwickelten Ländern

    Comments:Die 47 am wenigsten entwickelten Länder der Welt (LDCs) sind zugleich die Länder, die den Anschluss an den Rest der Welt am ehesten verlieren können – auch was das Erreichen von Nachhaltigkeitszielen betrifft. Hierfür benötigen sie neben öffentlicher Entwicklungshilfe auch private Finanzmittel. Doch bislang wird zu wenig in die LDCs investiert. Deshalb sind neue Ansätze gefragt, um mehr und bessere öffentliche und private, nationale und internationale Finanzmittel in die verwundbarsten Länder der Welt sowie unterversorgte […]

  • Wissenschaftliche Konsultation zur deutschen Nachhaltigkeitspolitik bis zum 31. Juli 2019

    Comments:Online-Konsultation: Die Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie auf dem Prüfstand – bis zum 31. Juli 2019 können Vorschläge und Ideen anhand von sieben Leitfragen in die Weiterentwicklung der Strategie einspeist werden - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: SDG, Nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele, nachhaltigkeit, wissenschaftby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Handelsbezogene Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2019: Diversifizierung und Empowerment bleiben Ziele

    Comments:„Aid for Trade at a Glance 2019“ – eine Monitoring- und Evaluierungsstudie von OECD und WTO in 133 Ländern – zeigt, dass wirtschaftliche Diversifizierung und „Empowerment“ Kernziele vieler Handels‑ und Entwicklungsstrategien sind. Empowerment bedeutet dabei, durch Kompetenzen und Ausbildung auch Jugendliche, Frauen sowie Kleinst‑, Klein‑ und Mittelunternehmen die Teilhabe am internationalen Handel zu ermöglichen. Die internationale Gemeinschaft kann Unterstützung leisten, indem sie günstige Rahmenbedingungen […]

  • Dossier: Fast Fashion – Eine Bilanz in 3 Teilen | Portal Globales Lernen

    Comments:Die Christliche Initiative Romero e.V. (CIR) zieht in diesem Dossier nun eine ausführliche Bilanz über die ökologischen und sozialen Folgen der Fast-Fashion-Industrie und beleuchtet besonderes die Verantwortung der Marken. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: fashion, lernen, textilindustrieby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • UNESCO beschließt vorläufig BNE-Programm ab 2020 | BNE - Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

    Comments:Ende 2019 läuft das aktuelle UNESCO-Weltaktionsprogramm Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung aus. Doch es steht bereits fest, dass es weitergehen wird: Der UNESCO-Exekutivrat hat dem Positionspapier für die inhaltliche Ausgestaltung des Nachfolgeprogramms zugestimmt. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: unesco, bildung, entwicklung, BNE, Nachhaltige Entwicklungszieleby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Neues Handbuch „Managing Outcomes“ der AGEH | ZFD Ziviler Friedensdienst

    Comments:Das Handbuch „Managing Outcomes“ der AGEH gibt insbesondere ZFD-Partnerorganisationen und ZFD-Fachkräften einen Leitfaden für Projektplanung, -monitoring und -evaluation (PME) an die Hand. „Ziel des Buches ist es, anhand der vorgestellten Methode Projekte im ZFD-Kontext erfolgreicher umzusetzen und damit langfristig die Arbeit der Partnerorganisationen nachhaltiger zu gestalten“, so Christian Kuijstermans, Berater für wirkungsorientiertes PME bei der AGEH und Autor des Buches. Neben der fundierten Einführung in den „Managing […]

  • Warum eine Berufsausbildung für den Personentransport in Nairobi wichtig ist und junge Frauen Arbeitsplatzangebote brauchen | E+Z

    Comments:In Nairobi betreiben private Transportunternehmen die Buslinien. Eines von ihnen ist Citi Hoppa. Geschäftsführerin Judy Thuo setzt auf Qualität in der Kundenbetreuung. Sie erklärt, warum betriebliche Ausbildung im öffentlichen Nahverkehr nötig ist und warum besonders Frauen Erwerbschancen brauchen. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: frauen, entwicklung, berufsbildung, Keniaby: Karsten Weitzenegger

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