Development aid rises again in 2016 but flows to poorest countries dip

11/04/2017 – Development aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 8.9% from 2015 after adjusting for exchange rates and inflation. A rise in aid spent on refugees in donor countries boosted the total – but even stripping out refugee costs aid rose 7.1%,

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities

Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled. These are the findings of the Human Development Report 2016, entitled ‘Human Development for Everyone’, released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Karsten Weitzenegger joins Action4SD

Karsten Weitzenegger supports ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://action4sd.org and calls civil society organisations to become members of this global platform. From the Mission Statement We see the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as opportunities to move towards such transformation. If these commitments are

Implementing the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda (GEA)

As you were surely aware, 2015 was a big year for IOCE and EvalPartners and, indeed, the global evaluation community.  There were 92 EvalYear events held around the world, cumulating in the major Global Evaluation Forum in Kathmandu the last week of November.  But it didn’t all end at the

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2015

Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the question of how to finance, implement and monitor these goals moves to the centre of the debate. Today, international development co-operation takes place in an increasingly complex environment, with an ever growing number of actors,

Better tax systems crucial for development | ADDIS TAX INITIATIVE starts

Mobilising the revenues needed to further development and improve people’s lives will depend on broader tax bases, stronger tax institutions, and redoubled efforts to stem both cross-border and domestic tax evasion and avoidance. In many countries billions of dollars are lost every year to narrow tax bases, weak administrative capacity,

From Politics to Implementation: Bonn Conference for Global Transformation 2015

2015 sees the start of a new development and sustainability agenda. The United Nations post-2015 agenda sets new global goals that apply to all states equally, be they rich or poor, developing or industrialised, in the South or in the North. It is designed to firmly anchor the idea of

Sustainable Development Solutions | Daily Webzine from weitzenegger.de

Sustainable Development Solutions is a daily Webzine produced by Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting and many partners. This free knowledge services at http://paper.li/kweitzenegger/development-cooperation aims to comnnect experts and policy makers in developing the Future We Want for All. The content curation service is supported by Paper.li from Lausanne, Switzerland. Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting

Economic inequality has reached extreme levels – Oxfam reports

Around the world, the gap between the rich and poor is spiralling out of control. Extreme inequality is not accidental or inevitable – it’s the result of deliberate policy choices by people in power. Together we must even it up and stop inequality from undermining our fight against poverty. Join

Human Development Report 2014 on vulnerability and resilience warns: 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report. Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on

Connective Cities: cities for sustainable development

Learning from one another is the goal of Connective Cities, the new international network of cities for sustainable development. The network started on 24 June in Leipzig. More than half of the world’s population now live in towns and cities, and this is set to increase even further. Combating poverty

Perspectives on Global Development 2014: OECD sees productivity as key

Boosting productivity key for developing economies to close income gap with advanced countries, says OECD Development Centre Income levels in most developing and emerging countries will not catch up with advanced economies for many decades without efforts to boost productivity, according to a new report by the OECD Development Centre.