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  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector

    The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector helps enterprises implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises along the garment and footwear supply chain in order to avoid and address the potential negative impacts of their activities […]

  • 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 […]


  • Complexity and Sustainability

    Originally posted on Wozukunft: I am currently learning a bit about complexity. I am just starting, so if you are already well read about complexity, you will most likely not benefit. As discussed in another blog post (The future of work, 2018), I believe we are facing enormous challenges and should be happy for every […]

  • Learning from Gandhi for sustainability?

    Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability: By Joern Fischer I’m just reading Gandhi’s autobiography “Experiments with Truth”. This is actually the second time I’m reading this — but the first was many years ago, and I thought it would be interesting to take a fresh look at it. Needless to say, there are plenty of […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • New Insights on Women’s Mobile Phone Ownership | CGAP

    The 2016 Gallup World Poll shows that 8 in 10 women worldwide own a mobile phone. Yet far fewer have financial accounts, pointing to the fact that promoting mobile phone ownership does not easily lead to financial inclusion. A new CGAP publication highlights global trends in women's mobile phone ownership and barriers to mobile money uptake, from technical literacy to restrictive cultural norms. […]

  • Financing for sustainable development - OECD DAC Portal

    In support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the OECD advances key issues on development finance through data collection and reporting, establishing statistical measurement frameworks, and analysis on a variety of development finance topics. […]

  • EU Presidency Jargon - An explanation of the EU's most commonly used jargon

    An explanation of the EU's most commonly used jargon […]

  • EU Presidency Guide - How to engage with EU Presidencies? CONCORD Guide

    CONCORD published a toolkit for engaging with EU presidencies. The main objectives are to equip CONCORD members and their national partners with the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively engage with EU Presidencies; and to contribute to build the capacity of national civil society actors working on international development to use EU Presidencies as advocacy opportunities both at national and European levels. […]

  • CONCORD Report on Aid and Migration: the externalisation of Europe's responsibilities

    What are the links between the EU’s Aid and Migration agendas in the current migration context? Aiming at clarifying how EU’s development cooperation and migration agendas are interlinked in today’s EU policies, our new report identifies 3 trends outlining how EU aid is used to curb migration and draws a couple of key recommendations. This report is accompanied by animated infographics. […]

  • Achieving SDGs through Enhanced Development Cooperation in East and North-East Asia | United Nations ESCAP

    This report shows the recent trends of the regional development cooperation in East and North-East Asia (ENEA). Over the past decades, some countries in the region started to play an increasingly important role in foreign aid regimes. The paper addresses four aspects of the trends: global and regional as well as opportunities for development cooperation; ENEA experience in development cooperation; issues and challenges of development cooperation in the sub-region; and enhancement of development cooperation to achieve sustainable development […]

  • Visual Cinnamon's Learning Data Visualization

    Visual Cinnamon's Learning Data Visualization. This curated list includes posts about learning data visualization, how experts go about designing their work, and useful best practices to know. There are also links to useful books and tutorials. […]

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