IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

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

SDG Report 2018

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

Costa Rica

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

Juice

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

FES in Skopje

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

Global Deal Report

Building trust in a changing World of Work – Global Deal Report 2018

The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2018 The first Flagship Report of the “Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth” contributes to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective consists in developing and harnessing the potential of social dialogue and sound industrial

ILO Report 2018

ILO sees 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy. GENEVA (ILO News) – Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new ILO report says. According

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector helps enterprises implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises along the garment and footwear supply chain in order to avoid and address the potential negative impacts of their activities

UNCTAD 14: Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.By Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director for Field Operations and Partnerships,

WTO Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and inclusion

Under the theme “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 will be held from 11 to 13 July at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. Here is how to participate: WTO | 2017 News items – Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and… Read More WTO Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and inclusion

ILO Social Protection

ILO Social Protection Floors Calculator: Social protection is affordable

ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to. GENEVA (ILO News) – Even the poorest countries can afford to extend social protection to all their citizens, the ILO said in its recently released

Open Letter to the IMF on austerity and social protection

The recent IMF work on social protection has been generating a lot of controversy (see letters from 90 NGOs Coalition for Social Protection Floors and from the global unions ITUC). I signed this letter with economists, academics and development experts to the IMF management. To Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director To Executive Directors of the