Seminars Archive

  • Is the current model of African democracy bad for growth/good public services? Conclusion from 5yr African governance study The Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP) set out to tackle one of the most important and challenging development questions of the early 21st century – what sort of governance does Africa really need and how is it going to get it? It aimed to do so by generating a new body of comparative research findings and empirically-grounded theory. Governance for development in Africa: building on what works The starting point was the realization that the concept of good governance is insufficient and questionable in the face of African realities and the continent´s challenges for economic transformation. Solutions need to be realistic about material and social constraints and build on local arrangements that are known to work. The currently emerging “good fit” approach is seen as a useful step forward, but much […]

    Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance

    Is the current model of African democracy bad for growth/good public services? Conclusion from 5yr African governance study The Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP) set out to tackle one of the most important and challenging development questions of the early 21st century – what sort of governance does Africa really need and how is it going to get it? It aimed to do so by generating a new body of comparative research findings and empirically-grounded theory. Governance for development in Africa: building on what works The starting point was the realization that the concept of good governance is insufficient and questionable in the face of African realities and the continent´s challenges for economic transformation. Solutions need to be realistic about material and social constraints and build on local arrangements that are known to work. The currently emerging “good fit” approach is seen as a useful step forward, but much […]

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  • 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites you to participate in a panel discussion of its 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report: Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth. Michael Gavin (Barclays Capital), Andrew Powell (IDB), José Juan Ruiz Gómez (IDB), and Angel Ubide (Peterson Institute) will discuss which reforms could achieve the goal of unhindered growth. Global growth projections have waned since last year and growth may be suppressed below potential for several years to come. Lower global growth will, all things being equal, imply lower growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the same time, clear limits to the potential use of monetary and fiscal policy measures pose another constraint. Consequently, countries should consider further structural reform measures to enhance economic prospects and to escape suppressed global growth. If all countries pursue reforms to […]

    Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth | IDB Report 2013

    2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites you to participate in a panel discussion of its 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report: Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth. Michael Gavin (Barclays Capital), Andrew Powell (IDB), José Juan Ruiz Gómez (IDB), and Angel Ubide (Peterson Institute) will discuss which reforms could achieve the goal of unhindered growth. Global growth projections have waned since last year and growth may be suppressed below potential for several years to come. Lower global growth will, all things being equal, imply lower growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the same time, clear limits to the potential use of monetary and fiscal policy measures pose another constraint. Consequently, countries should consider further structural reform measures to enhance economic prospects and to escape suppressed global growth. If all countries pursue reforms to […]

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  • In this short RSA Animate, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving. Slavoj Zizek, one of the world’s most influential living philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss capitalism’s flawed priorities. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Don’t watch the original lecture on RSA Vision.

    Slavoj Zizek on the ethical implications of charitable giving

    In this short RSA Animate, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving. Slavoj Zizek, one of the world’s most influential living philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss capitalism’s flawed priorities. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Don’t watch the original lecture on RSA Vision.

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  • The 2012 edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16-17 October 2012. The draft programme overview has been online for two weeks now and the more detailed version of the programme is also available. There will be about 50 events during the seventh edition of the European Development Days, including 22 High Level Panels. The aim of the meeting is a presentation of High Level Panels by theorganisers according to the following thematic clusters of the seventhedition of the European Development Days: – Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience – Engaging the Private Sector for Development – Empowering People for Inclusive Growth To register for the EDD 2012, please click here.

    European Development Days Brussels, 16-17 October 2012

    The 2012 edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16-17 October 2012. The draft programme overview has been online for two weeks now and the more detailed version of the programme is also available. There will be about 50 events during the seventh edition of the European Development Days, including 22 High Level Panels. The aim of the meeting is a presentation of High Level Panels by theorganisers according to the following thematic clusters of the seventhedition of the European Development Days: – Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience – Engaging the Private Sector for Development – Empowering People for Inclusive Growth To register for the EDD 2012, please click here.

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  • Introductory e-learning on: DEVELOPMENT EVALUATIONS Available at http://mymande.org/elearning Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world Cost: free, no fees to pay REGISTER NOW. PLACES ARE LIMITED. http://mymande.org/elearning/course-registration/1?destination=elearning UNICEF, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, under the EvalPartners initiative, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and in partnership with UN Women, are pleased to announce a new introductory e-Learning programme on Development Evaluation. The e-learning is composed of the following three courses: – Equity-focused evaluations (from 10th September 2012 to 16th December 2012) – National Evaluation Capacity Development for Country-led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (from 14th January 2013 to 24th March 2013) – Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation (from 25th March 2013 to 12th May 2013) The e-learning is free and open to all interested evaluators. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world, and at your pace. The course […]

    Free e-learning on Development Evaluation at My M&E

    Introductory e-learning on: DEVELOPMENT EVALUATIONS Available at http://mymande.org/elearning Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world Cost: free, no fees to pay REGISTER NOW. PLACES ARE LIMITED. http://mymande.org/elearning/course-registration/1?destination=elearning UNICEF, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, under the EvalPartners initiative, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and in partnership with UN Women, are pleased to announce a new introductory e-Learning programme on Development Evaluation. The e-learning is composed of the following three courses: – Equity-focused evaluations (from 10th September 2012 to 16th December 2012) – National Evaluation Capacity Development for Country-led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (from 14th January 2013 to 24th March 2013) – Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation (from 25th March 2013 to 12th May 2013) The e-learning is free and open to all interested evaluators. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world, and at your pace. The course […]

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