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  • Mainstreaming Trade to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

    The WTO is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set targets to be achieved by 2030 in areas such as poverty reduction, health, education and the environment. The SDGs put significant emphasis on the role that trade plays in promoting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

    IDEAs or the International Development Economics Associates is committed to building a pluralistic network of committed researchers,  teachers and other economists interested in advancing progressive heterodox approaches to critically analysing and addressing the problems of economic development processes. IDEAs was established in New Delhi, India with a purpose of building […]

  • Sustainable Development Goals 2018: More important, more difficult #SDG2018

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Three years into the implementation of the Agenda, countries are translating this shared vision into national development plans and strategies. The Sustainable Development Goals Report […]


  • Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

    For more information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019/econsultation Stakeholders E-consultation On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)   Share your inputs on the SDGs under review at the 2019 HLPF! Extended Deadline: 22 February 2018 Background: When adopting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member… Read More Stakeholders E-consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) […]

  • What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation?

    For Jade Maloney, un-boxing evaluation is about opening evaluation up to end users to enable understanding and ownership, and being open to what can be learned from community. It requires a conversation about the basis on which we value, who does the valuing and the boundaries of evaluation. Jade’s blog is the first in a series about un-boxing evaluation… Read More What does it mean to ‘un-box’ evaluation? […]

  • Greta Thunberg speaks clearly (English transcript plus Spanish, French, Greek and Italian translations of TEDx talk at Stockholm,...

    Originally posted on Wozukunft: In November 2018, Greta Thunberg gave a TEDx talk in Stockholm. I am very impressed with the clarity of Greta’s statements. And it resonates with what I learned myself in the past years. If you find inaccuracies in her statements, please discuss! Please share the video and use the translations in […]

  • The Principle of Resilience

    Originally posted on Habitat-Climate-Environment Working Group: Climate change is a game changer with respect to the resilience of ecological and human systems. Among the many threats and stressors of global warming, islands and coastal areas will be impacted by increased rainfall, more frequent and powerful storms and storm surges which, when combined with sea lev […]

  • Action for Sustainability (General)

    Originally posted on Wozukunft: We all agree that we need to do something about our lack of sustainability, about living at the expense of the current young as well as future generations. We differ at what the something is. Some options: Option 1. Improve our private impact on environmental and social sustainability. All of us […]

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB

    The interview below was done by the Evaluation Support Service (ESS), a service to Unit 04 Results, Evaluation and Business Processes, of DG DEVCO. It addresses the critical question of the role of evaluations in generating knowledge on Aid, and helping the institution to learn from its experience. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/HJ0cWQo9JU8?rel=0&showinfo=0 When it comes to learning – and notably learning from… Read More Improving the quality of evaluations in institutions – Caroline Heider, Director General of IEG/WB […]

  • IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years

    Read the third and final post of Caroline Heider’s retrospective of her 7 years at the helm of IEG. “To sum up, looking back at my seven years at IEG, it has been a period of transformational change, but one that was gradual, organic, iterative. No big blue-prints, no fancy strategy documents, but small steps… Read More IEG Director General Caroline Heider’s retrospective after 7 years […]

  • Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval)

    Itad is pleased to announce the publication of the endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval). Go to MVEval findings: http://mvevalonline.itad.com This independent, mixed method impact evaluation, surveyed over 2,000 households from within 35 villages in the project site and included three qualitative longitudinal studies that collected evidence on institutional… Read More Endline findings of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation (MVEval) […]

  • Lessons from World Vision: Mandatory indicators don’t work!

    Originally posted on ngo performance: Here’s another powerful experiment by a major NGO on how to measure results. It’s from World Vision, a few years ago. The experiment was to roll out the same 12 standard impact indicators across all their programmes, worldwide. (World Vision currently works in over 80 countries worldwide.) I’m greatly impressed […]

  • Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs

    Evaluation for Development New content has been added at Zenda Ofir’s blog. Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs **6 min read** Candice is a livewire at CLEAR-AA in Johannesburg. Together with another livewire colleague, Mokgophana Ramasobana, she is responsible for, among others, the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA, also known as the… Read More Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs […]

Websites of the Month

  • Food & Business Knowledge Platform continues in the Netherlands

    The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), Embassy Support Programme and Talent Pool will continue as the Knowledge Programme for Food Security. Consortium partners Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), AgriProFocus and The Broker implement this Programme financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Knowledge Programme is expected to be integrated in an envisioned Netherlands Food Partnership which is being established. […]

  • INCLUDE continues its work on inclusive development in Africa. | INCLUDE Platform

    The INCLUDE knowledge platform has extended its work on inclusive development in Africa. […]

  • Blended Finance in LDCs report - UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

    The UNCDF report explores how to implement and adapt blended finance approaches to LDCs to maximize their effectiveness in crowding in private capital while minimizing risks, through a rich evidence base, data analysis, and detailed case studies. The report also proposes an Action Agenda to guide decision-makers in their blended finance approaches. […]

  • Cambridge Sustainable Development Goals Collection aims to understand and often improve the world we live in.

    Cambridge University Press is proud to support and publish research on various fields that aim to understand and often improve the world we live in. […]

  • ILO sets standards for Decent Work

    Developing international labour standards at the ILO is a unique process involving governments, workers and employers from around the world working together. Find out more about the ILO’s mission to advance social justice and promote decent work in chapter 2 of this new multimedia, interactive Centenary website. […]

  • Bridge 47 links Global Citizenship Education contributes to global justice and eradication of poverty

    Bridge 47 is a project that aims to mobilise global civil society to contribute to global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education. The project provides a space for civil society organisations, activists and other interested people to interact with one another, exchange information and resources and develop new and innovative approaches for global citizenship education: […]

  • Capacity building for transformational regional TVET leaders - UNEVOC

    The theme of this UNEVOC Bulletin is ‘Capacity building for transformational regional TVET leaders’, with a special focus on the two Regional UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programmes that were held last year in Panama and Dakar. Through the 2018 Regional UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programmes, 50 TVET experts from 25 countries and 39 institutions were trained to become transformative leaders. This network of TVET leaders continues to provide a vital impetus to TVET transformation and reinforces national, regional, and global development goals. […]

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