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).

Africa commemorates 2017 as African Year of Quality Infrastructure

The African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 1st – 5th December 2014, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure. The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that

Angola needs to strengthen social protection

With the ending of the war in 2002, Angola has recorded tremendous progress in relation to poverty reduction, reduction of maternal and child mortality, children enrollment in the educational system and an increase in access to drinking water. However, large pockets of the population still remain in poverty and without

Skills Initiative for Africa to create jobs and income opportunities for Africa’s youth

Kick-start of new “Skills Initiative for Africa”, to create jobs and income opportunities for Africa’s youth The growing extent of youth unemployment poses a fundamental challenge for the whole of Africa. In total, around 60 percent of the unemployed are under the age of 25 and young women are especially

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

Weitzenegger joins SEEDwork Sustainable Economic Development and Employment

Karsten Weitzenegger is an Associate of SEEDwork, the expert association for sustainable economic development and employment. Please visit my profile at http://www.seedwork.net/profile/karsten-weitzenegger SEEDwork is a registered non-profit association composed of professionals with long-standing experience in technical and financial development cooperation. The purpose of the association is the promotion of societal

Karsten as beekeeper

Season’s Greetings from Earth ❤

I wish you peaceful holidays and a good start into a better New Year! For the contemplative time between the years I recommend the Swiss website FILMS for the EARTH. It presents films that show how life on earth is connected. Because I’ve lost my bee colonies this year, the

Karsten Weitzenegger joins Action4SD

Karsten Weitzenegger supports ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://action4sd.org and calls civil society organisations to become members of this global platform. From the Mission Statement We see the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as opportunities to move towards such transformation. If these commitments are

Capacity Building for Cooperation in in North-East Asia

GIZ Programme Support for Economic Cooperation in Sub-Regional Initiatives in Asia GIZ SCSI facilitates two Trainings for GTI in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar From September 22-23, SCSI hosted a training in Beijing to enhance the communication capacity for the Secretariat of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI). Participants that attended the workshop

Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development – The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future

5 Discussion Points by Karsten Weitzenegger delivered at the German Development Institute (DIE) Alumni Conference, Bonn, 9 September 2016 Challenges and Solutions -The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future 1 The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is challenging at local, national, and global scales. Knowledge

Fair Trade = no poverty! WFTO promotes 10 Principles of Fair Trade #FairTradeBreaksPoverty

Culemborg, 26 September 2016 – This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY. WFTO believes that the principles of Fair

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