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  • Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019 #AfricaDynamics2019

    Competitive firms and committed governments are the catalysts of the continent’s economic transformation African firms are the key to the economic transformation of the continent, but they need governments to create better conditions for them to thrive, according to the second edition of the African Union Commission’s (AUC) economic report

  • 2019 Human Development Report says business as usual will not solve new generation of inequalities #HDR2019

    “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century” UNDP’s 2019 Human Development Report (#HDR2019) argues that a new generation of inequalities is opening up, around education, and around technology and climate change which could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society. For example, in

  • Launch of global student-led initiative “Economists for Future” #Economists4Future

    Student movement urges economists to step up to tackle the climate crisis [Madrid, November 28] In the build-up to the international climate strikes ahead of COP25, students from across the globe are calling upon the economics community to raise its game and devise a more impactful contribution to tackling the

  • 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

  • #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

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  • European Commission supports pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility scheme for African countries

    The results of the pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility (VET) mobility scheme for the Enlargement Countries[1] and Africa (EAC/S34/2018) have now been published. The European Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, confirming its commitment… Read More European Commission supports pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility scheme for African countries

  • G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business

    Germany and the World Bank establish Facility to scale-up private sector investment in green business in Africa Today, at the second high-level G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) conference hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany and the World Bank launched a new Facility to support private sector investment in green businesses and mobilize financing for… Read More G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business

  • 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 level…

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 13. November 2019 at 20:59

    Evaluation as intervention in food systems transformation: Global Alliance welcomes the launch of Blue Marble Evaluation  The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together to transform global food systems now and for future generations, welcomes the launch of Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles,… Read More Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles

  • What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 7. November 2019 at 21:02

    Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations: While not being the “gold standard” in development evaluation, they are nevertheless a great tool to measure impact and outcome of development interventions – even more if theory-driven and including qualitative components. … here is the English version of a recent DEval video. Rigorous impact evaluation has only been used… Read More What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

  • Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 6. Mai 2019 at 09:40

    UNICEF Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs are pleased to announce the Webinar: “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 2  Presenter: Michael Bamberger Discussant: Dorothy Lucks – EVALSDGs Co-Chair Moderator: Kassem El-Saddik – EVALSDGs Vice Chair Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST) Webinar will start at 9:00am sharp. Find your local time here. Click here to join the meeting. Please note that this… Read More Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2

  • UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 26. April 2019 at 19:05

    Dear Colleagues Thank you very much for participating in the UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era”  – Part 1, held on 9 April 2019. Please find below the link to the webinar recording, presentation and  complexity checklist Webinar recording “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 1 Presentation Complexity Checklist As… Read More UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era

  • UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 3. April 2019 at 20:20

    EVALSDGs The webinar will be delivered by Michael Bamberger. Florence Etta and Dorothy Lucks will act as moderator and discussant respectively.The Webinar has been scheduled for   Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST)Part 2 of the webinar will be done in 2 monthsClick here to join the meeting:  Join The WebinarFor more information please see flyer View… Read More UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.

Webtipps der Woche

  • blauPause ist der neue Blog der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe @UNHCR

    Comments:Anlässlich ihres 40-jährigen Bestehens startet die UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, nationaler Partner des UN-Flüchtlingshilfswerkes (UNHCR), ihren Blog. 70,8 Millionen Menschen sind aktuell auf der Flucht, mehr als 16.000 UNHCR-Mitarbeiter*innen sind weltweit im Einsatz, 50 Kolleg*innen der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe mobilisieren jeden Tag die Zivilgesellschaft: Es gibt viele Geschichten zu erzählen. Der Blog der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe erzählt sie. Einmal die Woche gehen dort Beiträge online, die Raum lassen für persönliche Erfahrungen der […]

  • Felwine Sarr: "#Afrotopia" - Schluss mit westlichen Kriterien!

    Comments:Der senegalesische Ökonom Felwine Sarr entwirft im Sachbuch "Afrotopia" seine Vision für den Kontinent: Er funktioniere anders als westliche Kulturen. Man spürt seinen Zorn bei der Lektüre – und weiß, das kommende Afrika ist nahe. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: afrika, entwicklung, globales_lernen, Senegal, afrikanisch, afrikapolitkby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Klimaziele: 2020, Jahr der verschobenen Ziele - Süddeutsche.de

    Comments:Das Jahr 2020 war einmal das große Zieljahr in Sachen #Nachhaltigkeit. Doch an die wenigsten Vorhaben von einst wird die Bundesregierung in diesem Jahr einen Haken setzen können, schreibt @MBauchmueller in einem lesenswerten SZ-Beitrag. #Agenda2030 - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: SDG, BMZ, deutschland, entwicklung, wirtschaft, klimaschutzby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • GroKo will entwicklungspolitische Kooperationen im westlichen Mittelmeerraum ausbauen

    Comments:Ein Antrag der Koalitionsfraktionen begrüßt die Vielzahl von Initiativen für eine bessere Zusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschland, der EU und den südlichen Nachbarstaaten in Fragen der Entwicklungspolitik - fordert aber auch neue Partnerschaftsprogramme. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: entwicklungspolitik, deutschland, mittelmeer, MENA, spd, cdu, csuby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • OECD Bericht über die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2019: Fairer, grüner, sicherer morgen

    Comments:Der „Development Co-operation Report 2019” versucht, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit an die dringendsten globalen Prioritäten der Gegenwart anzupassen – von Klimawandel bis Ungleichheit. Mit Hilfe von Analysen und Beispielen sollen öffentliche und politische Debatten neu belebt und Impulse für globale Lösungen gegeben werden. Daten zur „Entwicklungszusammenarbeit auf einen Blick“ von über 80 Ländern und Institutionen runden den Bericht ab. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: oecd, development, report, odaby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Sustainable Digitalization – Guidelines For A Digitalization We Need For The Future We Want

    Comments:Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung: Mit dem Diskussionspapier “Sustainable Digitalization – Guidelines For A Digitalization We Need For The Future We Want” (auf Englisch) wollen wir zur Diskussion über eine nachhaltige Digitalisierung beitragen. Alle darin enthaltenen Forderungen sollten als Vorschläge angesehen werden. Es sind Ideen, welche Grundbedingungen eine nachhaltige Digitalisierung umfassen sollte, ebenso wie konkrete Ideen zu einzelnen Elementen einer digitalen Welt. Mit diesen Ideen wollen wir zum Dialog mit verschiedenen Akteuren und einer Vernetzung […]

  • Zeitschrift «Eine Welt» der Schweizer DEZA ist online

    Comments:«Eine Welt» verfügt neu über einen eigenen Online-Auftritt. Leserinnen und Leser können das Magazin jetzt auch auf dem Smartphone oder Tablet lesen und einzelne Texte als Link versenden. Ausserdem ist es möglich, gezielt nach bestimmten Themen oder Ländern zu suchen. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: Schweiz, deza, zeitschrift, medienby: Karsten Weitzenegger


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