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What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its national resources. The conclusion is reassuring: yes, it does, because humans

Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library

Search 120+ Evaluation Websites here with this search engine powered by Google. No more endless link lists and online library forms! I stuffed all contents related to evaluation in this search engine and let Google do the work. You can access all relevant online content on M&E for international cooperation

DOCON Directory of Consulting Firms updated

DOCON Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation was updated at Here you can find consultants, consortium partners or employers. The list is sorted by country of origin or registration. That makes it easy to find local partners or jobs. Since I first published this directory in

How PIA works

Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) helps donors and partner countries identify the intended and unintended consequences of their interventions. PIA provides a framework for improving baseline data and monitoring the impact hypothesis during implementation and inputs for ex post evaluations. It formulates recommendations for decision makers on how the intervention might

Networks you can use for poverty impact assessment

African Parliamentary Poverty Reduction Network – (APRN) The APRN was created in 2003 in response to demands by African parliamentarians for a network that would bring together Members of Parliament from all over Africa interested in central issues such as poverty reduction to discuss and share best practices, lessons

Websites you can use for poverty impact assessment

BRIDGE – Gender and Poverty BRIDGE Gender and Poverty publications include summaries of key materials, good practice cases, lists of tools and checklists and key online resources. British Library for Development Studies Subject Guide on Poverty This Guide provides quick access to BLDS resources through pre-designed searches of

How will developing countries be affected by the global financial crisis?

A new report from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) looks at the impact of the global financial crisis on the developing world. Results show that developing countries cannot be treated as a homogenous block. Concerns vary significantly across countries, depending on their current economic situation, exposure to specific impacts

Poverty (and social) impact analysis compared

PSIA is an approach developed in 2001 by the World Bank and other donors, while the PIA came about in 2006 as a result of discussions within the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The main difference between both tools is that the PIA is designed to focus on project, programmes