DevInfoDay

Happy World Development Information Day! #devinfoday

The UN dedicates its own anniversary on 24 October to Development Information. Since 1972 we celebrate World Development Information Day. Let’s party! “Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to

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

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

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

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

“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.

ECOWAS

Evaluating the training on the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET)

The ECOWAS Commission received support for the training in 2014 from the West African Trade Integration Promotion, (WATIP) which is implemented by GIZ. Part of the evaluation will provide suggestions for future training. The evaluation is being conducted by an expert team of Saana Consulting and African Trade and Sustainable

The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice

Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined The Alliance for Useful Evidence. The Alliance is a UK-based network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. It is an open access network of individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the

OECD publishes 2016 Review | Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation

Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation | 2016 Review DOI:10.1787/9789264262065-en Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities. The Development Assistance Committee’s Network on Development Evaluation supports members

United Nations set new Norms and Standards for Evaluation

The updated UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation was endorsed at the 2016 AGM. It combines Norms and Standards into one document and responds to the evolving global, regional and national contexts, as well as the increasing demand for accountability and national ownership in evaluation. The ten general norms should

SDG follow-up and review needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

EVALSDG Network’ second briefing note is ready: Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation Global indicators are important for understanding progress towards each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, they can mask sub-national and thematic variations. They cannot explain how or why change occurred