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  • UNCTAD 14: Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.By Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director for Field Operations and Partnerships, […]

  • WTO Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and inclusion

    Under the theme “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 will be held from 11 to 13 July at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. Here is how to participate: WTO | 2017 News items – Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and… Read More WTO Global Review 2017 to examine how Aid for Trade promotes connectivity and inclusion […]

  • ILO Social Protection Floors Calculator: Social protection is affordable

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to. GENEVA (ILO News) – Even the poorest countries can afford to extend social protection to all their citizens, the ILO said in its recently released […]

  • Open Letter to the IMF on austerity and social protection

    The recent IMF work on social protection has been generating a lot of controversy (see letters from 90 NGOs Coalition for Social Protection Floors and from the global unions ITUC). I signed this letter with economists, academics and development experts to the IMF management. To Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director To Executive Directors of t […]

  • 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 […]


  • Demystifying the #SDGs: The world’s science academies launch a guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

    How can academics support implementation of the SDGs? This short guide is a product of an InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) project (2016-2019) on global policy making. Representing some of the best scientific minds in their countries, the merit-based academies are an important source of expertise, but according to a member survey conducted this year by the… Read More Demystifying the #SDGs: The world’s science academies launch a guide to the Sustainable Development Goals […]

  • Schellnhuber presents “10 Must-Knows on Climate” at #COP23

    “Collision course” with Earth’s climatic tipping points avoidable but political will to act missing, warn scientists BONN, Nov 13 – As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement to national representatives meeting in Bonn for the annual climate talks. Their warning comes as… Read More Schellnhuber presents “10 Must-Knows on Climate” at #COP23 […]

  • Treating unsustainability: learning from addiction

    Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability: By Joern Fischer Unsustainability is bad. Humanity is screwing up big time – what was it thinking? Humanity must change its ways. So we set targets … and fail. Have you ever noticed how similar this is to people suffering from addiction? Can we learn by drawing a para […]

  • Germany supports developing countries in climate change adaptation #COP23

    UN Climate Change Conference #COP23 begins Bonn: The German government opened the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn by announcing an additional 100 million euros to support developing countries in climate change adaptation. The Federal Environment Ministry has pledged 50 million euros to the Adaptation Fund and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development… Read More Germany supports developing countries in climate change adaptation #COP23 […]

  • International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

    10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which begins today in Bonn, some 300 experts from the spheres of research, politics, civil society, business and the media including climate negotiators met on the weekend to discuss the future of global cooperation and options for decarbonising… Read More International experts at #CrossroadsBonn present ten points on tackling climate change ahead of UN Climate Change Conference #COP23 […]

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP

    Humanitarian evaluations need buy in, or they won’t have any resonance ALNAP’s Alexandra Warner and Neil Dillon think there are at least four reasons to care about evaluation: Evaluations are an opportunity to listen and be listened to. An evaluation can be an opportunity for the stakeholders, such as the affected population, to provide feedback… Read More Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP […]

  • Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG

    This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. At the global level, the World Bank has a strong reputation in development data and has been highly effective in data production. However, the Bank Group needs to determine its future role… Read More Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG […]

  • #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 welfare of people and fighting… Read More #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017 […]

  • Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD

    Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? provides evidence from evaluations to feed into guidance on better programming that is being developed through the Development Assistance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It is complemented by three case studies on Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia/Uganda. Source: Refugees… Read More Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD […]

  • Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad

    The evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations. In last year’s report, the evaluation department in Norad raised the question of whether any learning actually takes place in development policy. ‘This year, we are bringing this argumentation a bit further and highlight certain key prerequisites… Read More Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad […]

Websites of the Month

  • Associations and Networks for Decentralisation & Local Governance

    The „Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance“ (DeLoG) is an informal network of 29 bi- and multilateral development partners in the field of decentralisation and local governance. DeLOG lists other knowledge Networks on this page. […]

  • Glossary of Impact Management Project helps to understand impact

    When it comes to assessing and managing impact, many terms mean different things to different people, or different words are often used to mean the same thing. This glossary is not intended to be a comprehensive repository of terms used in any one discipline; rather, it is the product of a collaborative attempt to clarify the similarities and differences in language usage among a number of disciplines that often interact. […]

  • Union for the Mediterranean #UfM links the European Union and Mediterranean countries

    The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. UfM’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with tangible impact on our citizens, with an emphasis on young people and women, in order to address the three strategic objectives of the region: stability, human development and integration. […]

  • Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation | Inter Press Service

    All the nuances of the intervention must be considered in order to be able to design an impact evaluation. Therefore, the implementation and impact evaluation teams should synergize to guarantee that all the available information is accessible to both. […]

  • Theory of change essentials online | Bond's interactive online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change

    This interactive online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change for your programme or organisation which meets industry-recognised quality standards as well as donors' requirements. […]

  • #C20 moves to Argentina 2018 - Civil 20 dialogue with G20 policymakers

    The G20 engagement groups are representatives of different civil society stakeholders from the G20 states. The non-governmental organizations move the civil society C20 to Argentina now. They meet in tandem with the G20 and keep up a dialogue with policymakers. […]

  • The IDEAS Guide and Facilitators' Guide | A guide for media and communication projects

    This IDEAS Guide is for organisations and people who are doing small media and communication projects. It is designed to cater for a range of different skill levels in evaluation. It is ideal for project managers and team members responsible for reporting and evaluation, as well as any other participants who are interested in evaluation. The IDEAS Guide leads you through the process of designing a project, and thinking about the project’s evaluation. The guide is focused on how to do useful evaluation for learning and continual project improvement. To achieve this, it is important to think […]

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