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  • Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of today’s global economy. The proliferation of internationally fragmented production, driven by technological progress, cost, access to resources and markets, and trade policy reforms, challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at and interpret trade statistics and, in particular, the policies that we develop around them. Traditional measures of trade, that record gross flows of goods and services each and every time they cross borders, may not accurately reflect modern trade patterns and could, if taken alone, lead to ill-informed policy decisions. To help address this issue, the OECD and WTO announced a joint initiative agreed to develop a database of Trade in Value Added indicators and to mainstream their production within the international statistics system. Better understanding global trade flows Database content The first release of OECD-WTO TiVA database presents indicators for 40 countries (all OECD countries, Brazil, China, […]

    “Made in the world”| Measuring Trade in Value Added: An OECD-WTO joint initiative

    Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of today’s global economy. The proliferation of internationally fragmented production, driven by technological progress, cost, access to resources and markets, and trade policy reforms, challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at and interpret trade statistics and, in particular, the policies that we develop around them. Traditional measures of trade, that record gross flows of goods and services each and every time they cross borders, may not accurately reflect modern trade patterns and could, if taken alone, lead to ill-informed policy decisions. To help address this issue, the OECD and WTO announced a joint initiative agreed to develop a database of Trade in Value Added indicators and to mainstream their production within the international statistics system. Better understanding global trade flows Database content The first release of OECD-WTO TiVA database presents indicators for 40 countries (all OECD countries, Brazil, China, […]

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  • The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources. http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog Search The World Bank’s Open Data Catalog from here: http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?page_id=8891

    The World Bank’s Open Data Catalog

    The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources. http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog Search The World Bank’s Open Data Catalog from here: http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?page_id=8891

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  • Systematic Review Database. The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has just launched the first online database of systematic reviews in international development. Funded by the UK Department for International Development, this database contains systematic reviews focusing on development interventions in low and middle income countries. Systematic reviews examine all the existing evidence on a particular intervention or programme. This searchable database provides summaries of the findings and methodologies of existing systematic reviews and protocols, as well as links to the full reports. It currently has over a 100 reviews which cover wide-ranging sectors like agriculture, education, nutrition and health. More reviews will be added as they become available.

    Systematic Review Database | 3ie Impact Evaluation

    Systematic Review Database. The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has just launched the first online database of systematic reviews in international development. Funded by the UK Department for International Development, this database contains systematic reviews focusing on development interventions in low and middle income countries. Systematic reviews examine all the existing evidence on a particular intervention or programme. This searchable database provides summaries of the findings and methodologies of existing systematic reviews and protocols, as well as links to the full reports. It currently has over a 100 reviews which cover wide-ranging sectors like agriculture, education, nutrition and health. More reviews will be added as they become available.

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  • Home | ci:grasp. ci:grasp aims to support decision-makers and climate change adaptation practitioners in developing countries by providing structured and coherent climate information. Information is presented following an impact chain logic, where climate change stimuli lead to climate impacts, which in turn require adaptation measures. Information is currently available for nine focal countries. The platform contains almost 1,000 thematic maps and nearly 300 outlines of existing adaptation projects. It will be expanded continuously. Users are invited to contribute to the adaptation project database, share their knowledge on adaptation, and give feedback on ci:grasp.

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    Home | ci:grasp. ci:grasp aims to support decision-makers and climate change adaptation practitioners in developing countries by providing structured and coherent climate information. Information is presented following an impact chain logic, where climate change stimuli lead to climate impacts, which in turn require adaptation measures. Information is currently available for nine focal countries. The platform contains almost 1,000 thematic maps and nearly 300 outlines of existing adaptation projects. It will be expanded continuously. Users are invited to contribute to the adaptation project database, share their knowledge on adaptation, and give feedback on ci:grasp.

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  • Evaluation and Research Database (ERD) UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned. This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards. Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date. via UNICEF – Evaluation database – Introduction.

    UNICEF – Evaluation database

    Evaluation and Research Database (ERD) UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned. This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards. Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date. via UNICEF – Evaluation database – Introduction.

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  • African countries, across all income levels, have gradually increased their level of collected fiscal revenues over the past two decades. However, the crisis is expected to impact negatively on the fiscal revenue performance of African countries in 2009. A complete database of public revenue flows for 50 African governments from 1996 to 2008 is now publicly available on AEO.org, the online gateway to African economies provided by the OECD Development Centre, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Development programme (UNDP). The database was used in its original form for the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2010 study on Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid, which covered the 1996-2007 period. http://tinyurl.com/2wtgheb

    New data shows an increase in tax revenues in Africa

    African countries, across all income levels, have gradually increased their level of collected fiscal revenues over the past two decades. However, the crisis is expected to impact negatively on the fiscal revenue performance of African countries in 2009. A complete database of public revenue flows for 50 African governments from 1996 to 2008 is now publicly available on AEO.org, the online gateway to African economies provided by the OECD Development Centre, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Development programme (UNDP). The database was used in its original form for the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2010 study on Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid, which covered the 1996-2007 period. http://tinyurl.com/2wtgheb

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  • The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of independent experts to assist the EIT in the process of the evaluation and implementation of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The database will include profiles from the following areas: Sustainable energy, Climate change adoption and mitigation, Future information and communication society, Business creation and venture capital, Innovation in existing business, Entrepreneurial education, Research and product development. The list drawn up from the date of publication of this call will be valid until the end of 2013. Applications may be submitted at any time, up to the last 3 months of validity of the list. To register as an independent expert, see http://eit.europa.eu/experts.html

    EIT needs experts for the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of independent experts to assist the EIT in the process of the evaluation and implementation of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The database will include profiles from the following areas: Sustainable energy, Climate change adoption and mitigation, Future information and communication society, Business creation and venture capital, Innovation in existing business, Entrepreneurial education, Research and product development. The list drawn up from the date of publication of this call will be valid until the end of 2013. Applications may be submitted at any time, up to the last 3 months of validity of the list. To register as an independent expert, see http://eit.europa.eu/experts.html

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  • ACP Business Climate http://bizclim.ning.com The Private Sector Enabling Environment Facility (PSEEF) is an EU funded initiative under the Cotonou Agreement. From now on, the Facility will be promoted under the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim).On this newly established Professional Network , you can have your own page. On the main page, you find videos, pictures, blogs, links to published documents, BizClim-TV, events (e.g. workshop, conferences), publications (BizNews, e-zine), etc. Join in on NING! AfricaAdapt – Knowledge sharing for climate change adaptation http://www.africa-adapt.net AfricaAdapt provides a means for researchers, policymakers, and all Africans affected by climate change to test new ways of sharing their experiences and challenges across barriers of distance, culture and language. African Economic Outlook http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/en/ This is the only place where African countries are examined through a common analytical framework, allowing you to compare economic prospects at the regional, sub-regional and country levels. Beyond numbers and stats you […]

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    ACP Business Climate http://bizclim.ning.com The Private Sector Enabling Environment Facility (PSEEF) is an EU funded initiative under the Cotonou Agreement. From now on, the Facility will be promoted under the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim).On this newly established Professional Network , you can have your own page. On the main page, you find videos, pictures, blogs, links to published documents, BizClim-TV, events (e.g. workshop, conferences), publications (BizNews, e-zine), etc. Join in on NING! AfricaAdapt – Knowledge sharing for climate change adaptation http://www.africa-adapt.net AfricaAdapt provides a means for researchers, policymakers, and all Africans affected by climate change to test new ways of sharing their experiences and challenges across barriers of distance, culture and language. African Economic Outlook http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/en/ This is the only place where African countries are examined through a common analytical framework, allowing you to compare economic prospects at the regional, sub-regional and country levels. Beyond numbers and stats you […]

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