Trade SDGs

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 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

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

DAC 2017

Data for Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017

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

World Bank warns of ‘learning crisis’ in global education

World Development Report 2018 calls for greater measurement, action on evidence WASHINGTON, September 26, 2017 – Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed

Solutions Summit 2017 highlights projects that advance the objectives of one or more of the 17 SDGs

Solutions selected for SOLUTIONS SUMMIT 2017 Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This

COMPASS EU-ASEAN

EU-ASEAN Capacity Building Project for Monitoring Integration Progress and Statistics (COMPASS)

Karsten Weitzenegger is in Jakarta, Indonesia in August 2017 to develop a tailored monitoring and evaluation system for the COMPASS project. He updates the COMPASS log frame and establishes a dynamic system of follow-up to ensure the indicators are true and relevant and enable a stronger reporting process of project’s

“What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs” RWI Conference, Berlin, Germany, 29 – 30 June 2017

“What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs” Berlin, Germany, 29 – 30 June 2017 Background Young people out of work are a population at risk in developed and developing economies alike: first, the average share of jobless youths is typically twice as high as the corresponding share among adults.

Africa commemorates 2017 as African Year of Quality Infrastructure

The African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 1st – 5th December 2014, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure. The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that

Skills Initiative for Africa to create jobs and income opportunities for Africa’s youth

Kick-start of new “Skills Initiative for Africa”, to create jobs and income opportunities for Africa’s youth The growing extent of youth unemployment poses a fundamental challenge for the whole of Africa. In total, around 60 percent of the unemployed are under the age of 25 and young women are especially

Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development – The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future

5 Discussion Points by Karsten Weitzenegger delivered at the German Development Institute (DIE) Alumni Conference, Bonn, 9 September 2016 Challenges and Solutions -The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future 1 The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is challenging at local, national, and global scales. Knowledge