The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2016 The face of development has changed, with diverse stakeholders involved – and implicated – in what are more and more seen as global and interlinked concerns. At the same time, there is an urgent need to mobilise unprecedented resources to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development

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

The development effectiveness of Development Finance Institutions

Development funding is increasingly being channelled through Development Finance Institutions. These national institutions are particularly solicited when using development aid money to free up further investment, known as leveraging. When used well, these tools have the potential to allow sectors of developing countries’ economies that wouldn’t otherwise attract investment to

ILO calls for reorientation of Latin American labour market policies

ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for

What Comes After the Evaluation is Completed? | Independent Evaluation Group

Five tips to make your evaluation more influential In this blog, Caorline Heider looks at some of the follow-up processes and measures that can help ensure that evaluations result in meaningful action.  Often, institutions do not schedule time or money for this work, but it is essential to get ownership,

Young leaders to have their say at the European Development Days #EDD16

Meet Karsten Weitzenegger at eudevdays.eu 15-16 JUNE 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels Young people from around the world, aged 21 to 26 are invited to join the debate on the future of international development cooperation at the next edition of European Development Days (EDD 2016). Europe’s leading forum

Evaluation of Finnish Aid for Trade – Free Webinar

Evaluation of Finnish Aid for Trade – Free Webinar Monday, June 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CEST Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2812033248815322370 Finland’s Action Plan for Aid for Trade 2012 – 2015 “Creating jobs through private sector and trade development” was evaluated. It was interesting, how the cross cutting objectives

EU: Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations Brussels, 8 June 2016 (EC) – The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission’s priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships. The ‘Strategy

Cash Transfer Programs Succeed for Zambia’s Poor, Offer Lessons for Battling African Poverty, AIR Finds

African nations increasingly embrace cash transfers to combat the continent’s cycle of poverty WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 8, 2016/ — Programs designed to alleviate hunger and increase food supply through cash transfers to some of Zambia’s poorest families achieved those goals and more, final evaluations conducted by

Parliamentarians’ EvalStories to Promote Demand and Use of Evaluation

Here are videos from parliamentarians under the “Parliamentarians for Evaluation” campaign. The Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) initiated the campaign inviting parliamentarians around the world to advocate for evaluation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) ensuring “No one left behind” in line with the Global Evaluation

All You Need to Know About Closed-Ended and Open-Ended Questions – SocialCops Blog

A complete guide on how to use closed-ended and open-ended questions to design surveys that yield the best information in the most efficient way. Source: All You Need to Know About Closed-Ended and Open-Ended Questions – SocialCops Blog