How's Life? 2017

How’s Life? OECD Measuring Well-being 2017

What makes for a good life? While the richness of human experience cannot be captured in numbers alone, it is important that the statistics shaping public policy reflect both people’s material living conditions, and the quality of their lives. This includes how life is changing over time, how lives differ

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).

Volunteers vital to success of new global development agenda, UN report says

New York (UN) – Volunteers are playing a vital role in making governments worldwide more accountable and responsive to their citizens, but their potential is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme says. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global

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

Why Evaluations Fail: The Importance of Good Monitoring

Evaluation reports frequently blame poor monitoring data for preventing a full assessment of programme outcomes. Meanwhile, programme staff often complain that evaluations come too late, too infrequently, and don’t contain much useful information. This illustrates a common problem: the disconnect between monitoring and evaluation reduces the effectiveness of both. A

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Reading List on Culture for Development

This is a large reading list on culture and development. You can use Weitzenegger’s Culture for Development Cruiser to access them quickly. Use your own search terms. It’s as easy as Google. Loading Weitzenegger’s Culture4dev Reader http://culture4dev.weitzenegger.de This page displays recent news and links on culture and development from the

Key reading on ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment

Promoting Pro-Poor growth: A Practical Guide to ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment http://www.oecd.org/document/… This practical guide, developed by the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET), is designed to help staff in developing countries and in aid agencies to plan and execute PIAs and to interpret their findings, the ultimate goal being