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  • Culture. Market. Development. Stimuli from the Creative Industry for International Cooperation http://tinyurl.com/8zh75om International conference, 25.09.2012 – 26.09.2012 , Bonn, Germany Can the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) be considered a job creation machine that can guarantee many people a steady income even in a difficult economic environment? Can their potential be leveraged for the purpose of international cooperation? What social, economic and political frameworks need to be in place so CCIs can contribute to sustainable development? IETM – Calendar http://www.ietm.org/?p=information&q=events A global network to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts. The International Seminar on Culture and Development, Girona May 2010 http://www.culturaydesarrollo2010.es/eng/documentacion.asp This section provides access to various types of documentation on culture and development as well as seminar content. Art4Development.Net’s art’ishake learning series on Creative Capacity Building http://www.art4development.net/lecturesandguestspeakers.html A multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach in development with arts" provide insights to issues and ways of making positive […]

    Training and Events on Culture for Development

    Culture. Market. Development. Stimuli from the Creative Industry for International Cooperation http://tinyurl.com/8zh75om International conference, 25.09.2012 – 26.09.2012 , Bonn, Germany Can the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) be considered a job creation machine that can guarantee many people a steady income even in a difficult economic environment? Can their potential be leveraged for the purpose of international cooperation? What social, economic and political frameworks need to be in place so CCIs can contribute to sustainable development? IETM – Calendar http://www.ietm.org/?p=information&q=events A global network to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts. The International Seminar on Culture and Development, Girona May 2010 http://www.culturaydesarrollo2010.es/eng/documentacion.asp This section provides access to various types of documentation on culture and development as well as seminar content. Art4Development.Net’s art’ishake learning series on Creative Capacity Building http://www.art4development.net/lecturesandguestspeakers.html A multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach in development with arts" provide insights to issues and ways of making positive […]

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  • EVALUATION IN THE NETWORKED SOCIETY: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW CHALLENGES, NEW SOLUTIONS The Tenth Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society will be the international evaluation event of the year. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland during 3-5 October 2012 (pre-conference workshops 1- 2 October) Pre-conference workshops are on 1 and 2 October. The conference theme – ‘Evaluation in the Networked Society: New Concepts, New Challenges, New Solutions’ – recognises that evaluation practice is undergoing intense transformation. Global connections, instant knowledge, and social networks are reshaping evaluation agendas, methods, and practices. We propose to take stock of where the evaluation enterprise stands and where it is going. We hope to stimulate your active involvement with this theme but also and more generally with the unique opportunity that EES conferences provide for presenting your work, catching up with new developments in evaluation and networking with colleagues. http://www.ees2012.org

    The EES 2012 Biennial Conference will be held from 3 to 5 October in Helsinki

    EVALUATION IN THE NETWORKED SOCIETY: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW CHALLENGES, NEW SOLUTIONS The Tenth Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society will be the international evaluation event of the year. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland during 3-5 October 2012 (pre-conference workshops 1- 2 October) Pre-conference workshops are on 1 and 2 October. The conference theme – ‘Evaluation in the Networked Society: New Concepts, New Challenges, New Solutions’ – recognises that evaluation practice is undergoing intense transformation. Global connections, instant knowledge, and social networks are reshaping evaluation agendas, methods, and practices. We propose to take stock of where the evaluation enterprise stands and where it is going. We hope to stimulate your active involvement with this theme but also and more generally with the unique opportunity that EES conferences provide for presenting your work, catching up with new developments in evaluation and networking with colleagues. http://www.ees2012.org

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  • The agenda is progressing very well and Robert Piper, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal, has agreed to give the keynote presentation. In the afternoon of day 1, participants will be able to attend two of a total of six workshops that focus on specific elements of humanitarian response in urban environments and a scenario session is being planned for day 2. In addition, an expert panel including representatives from ISDR and UN Habitat is now being put together to help think about a global action plan for urban response. As we all know, the need for effective humanitarian response to urban crises has been highlighted as an area of critical concern after the Haiti earthquake. ALNAP members (and others) have been working on new innovative approaches to tackle this challenge and the Chennai meeting provides an excellent opportunity to share and build on these experiences. ALNAP | 27th ALNAP […]

    ALNAP | 27th ALNAP Meeting Chennai | 17th-18th January 2012

    The agenda is progressing very well and Robert Piper, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal, has agreed to give the keynote presentation. In the afternoon of day 1, participants will be able to attend two of a total of six workshops that focus on specific elements of humanitarian response in urban environments and a scenario session is being planned for day 2. In addition, an expert panel including representatives from ISDR and UN Habitat is now being put together to help think about a global action plan for urban response. As we all know, the need for effective humanitarian response to urban crises has been highlighted as an area of critical concern after the Haiti earthquake. ALNAP members (and others) have been working on new innovative approaches to tackle this challenge and the Chennai meeting provides an excellent opportunity to share and build on these experiences. ALNAP | 27th ALNAP […]

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  • IDB February 15, 2011 – Announcements IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Call for Proposals “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA ),” which seeks to identify candidates for which it will provide funding totaling up to $50,000 for each of eight proposals to carry out impact assessment methodologies in institutional strengthening programs for government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition aims to help achieve the following: * Demonstrate that institutional strengthening initiatives achieve their principal objectives and therefore contribute to economic development. * Reduce the knowledge gap on the impact of institutional strengthening. * Improve the design of future public policies. * Document the need to incorporate evaluation components in the design of such interventions. The formulation of an effective methodology for assessing […]

    IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

    IDB February 15, 2011 – Announcements IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Call for Proposals “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA ),” which seeks to identify candidates for which it will provide funding totaling up to $50,000 for each of eight proposals to carry out impact assessment methodologies in institutional strengthening programs for government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition aims to help achieve the following: * Demonstrate that institutional strengthening initiatives achieve their principal objectives and therefore contribute to economic development. * Reduce the knowledge gap on the impact of institutional strengthening. * Improve the design of future public policies. * Document the need to incorporate evaluation components in the design of such interventions. The formulation of an effective methodology for assessing […]

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  • Training and Events | more on http://www.weitzenegger.de/en/training.html Distance Learning for Development Course Portal | DL4D http://www.dl4d.ac.uk DL4D provides high-quality postgraduate training to those working in the field of international development. This site has information on over 140 short courses available to study at a distance. They cover the range of skills and knowledge areas expected of the international development professional. The Master’s degree programme in Development and Governance http://www.uni-due.de/politik/devgov.php The programme combines teaching in several political science sub-disciplines with a practice-oriented methodology including an internship with a German (development) organisation. The main emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of the relevance of different tiers and forms of governance-processes (local, national, international) both within the established democracies and the developing societies, and on training students’ analytical skills. The programme is thus providing students with both policy- and region-specific expertise. 4th UN High Level Forum on aid effectiveness http://tinyurl.com/2azpppu Busan, Republic of Korea, […]

    Upcoming Development Cooperation Training and Events

    Training and Events | more on http://www.weitzenegger.de/en/training.html Distance Learning for Development Course Portal | DL4D http://www.dl4d.ac.uk DL4D provides high-quality postgraduate training to those working in the field of international development. This site has information on over 140 short courses available to study at a distance. They cover the range of skills and knowledge areas expected of the international development professional. The Master’s degree programme in Development and Governance http://www.uni-due.de/politik/devgov.php The programme combines teaching in several political science sub-disciplines with a practice-oriented methodology including an internship with a German (development) organisation. The main emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of the relevance of different tiers and forms of governance-processes (local, national, international) both within the established democracies and the developing societies, and on training students’ analytical skills. The programme is thus providing students with both policy- and region-specific expertise. 4th UN High Level Forum on aid effectiveness http://tinyurl.com/2azpppu Busan, Republic of Korea, […]

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  • Capacity WORKS for the Consulting Business Germany, different locations, starting July 2009 http://www.ageg.de/capacity_works_training/ Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s new management model for sustainable development. AGEG Consultants eG is offering a series of certificate seminars on behalf of GTZ. GTZ will also be making expertise in Capacity WORKS a requirement in its future job openings. See our German Website for courses or contact Ms. Bettina Nasgowitz, b.nasgowitz @ ageg.de, on tel. +49 7021-970 87-17. Join The SEEP Network Online Conference http://communities.seepnetwork.org/edexchange/node/2128 From July 6-10, The SEEP Network’s Enterprise Development Exchange will host an online conference, Understanding and Accessing Social Investment, to discuss the emerging world of ‘‘social investment”, a range of capital targeted to entrepreneurial approaches to social and environmental problems. Fourth Annual African Microfinance Conference http://www.apim-burkina.bf/spip.php?article74 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 7 – 10 July 2009 The conference will focus on the issue of access to financial services for small and medium sized […]

    Upcoming Seminars and Events

    Capacity WORKS for the Consulting Business Germany, different locations, starting July 2009 http://www.ageg.de/capacity_works_training/ Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s new management model for sustainable development. AGEG Consultants eG is offering a series of certificate seminars on behalf of GTZ. GTZ will also be making expertise in Capacity WORKS a requirement in its future job openings. See our German Website for courses or contact Ms. Bettina Nasgowitz, b.nasgowitz @ ageg.de, on tel. +49 7021-970 87-17. Join The SEEP Network Online Conference http://communities.seepnetwork.org/edexchange/node/2128 From July 6-10, The SEEP Network’s Enterprise Development Exchange will host an online conference, Understanding and Accessing Social Investment, to discuss the emerging world of ‘‘social investment”, a range of capital targeted to entrepreneurial approaches to social and environmental problems. Fourth Annual African Microfinance Conference http://www.apim-burkina.bf/spip.php?article74 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 7 – 10 July 2009 The conference will focus on the issue of access to financial services for small and medium sized […]

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  • 3rd Latin American Cluster Conference (3CLAC) www.clusterslatinoamerica2008.com Chihuahua, Mexico, 27 May 2008 Internationalization of the Competitive Clusters: Which Strategies, Which Tools? Which Methodes? http://tinyurl.com/6nhqp7 In cooperation with the German Kompetentznetze and under the high patronage of the French Secretary of State for Trade and SMEs, Europa InterCluster is co-organising on 24 June in Limoges a conference on the internationalisation of clusters. This will be an opportunity for cluster managers from all over Europe to relate their cooperation practices. 5th Microfinance Training of Trainers: A Blended Distance Learning Course http://www.adbi.org/event/2532.5th.microfinance.distance.learning.course/ The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) of the World Bank are pleased to offer the fifth Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) Course from 16 July to 30 October 2008. MFTOT is a unique blended distance learning course which aims to enhance the knowledge of microfinance practitioners and strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in […]

    Upcoming Training and Event

    3rd Latin American Cluster Conference (3CLAC) www.clusterslatinoamerica2008.com Chihuahua, Mexico, 27 May 2008 Internationalization of the Competitive Clusters: Which Strategies, Which Tools? Which Methodes? http://tinyurl.com/6nhqp7 In cooperation with the German Kompetentznetze and under the high patronage of the French Secretary of State for Trade and SMEs, Europa InterCluster is co-organising on 24 June in Limoges a conference on the internationalisation of clusters. This will be an opportunity for cluster managers from all over Europe to relate their cooperation practices. 5th Microfinance Training of Trainers: A Blended Distance Learning Course http://www.adbi.org/event/2532.5th.microfinance.distance.learning.course/ The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) of the World Bank are pleased to offer the fifth Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) Course from 16 July to 30 October 2008. MFTOT is a unique blended distance learning course which aims to enhance the knowledge of microfinance practitioners and strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in […]

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  • Seven Training modules for Entrepreneurs http://www.bds-forum.net/training-modules/ Training module for business start-ups in French and English. Introducing the four steps of business implementation including practical exercises (action planning, business idea generation, analyse your competencies, SWOT analysis of the business idea (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats). These training modules are published without copyright and free for use. Modules: 1 on Steps of business implementation, 2 on Marketing, 3 on Accounting, 4 on Administrative procedures, 5 on Financing your business, 7 on International Trade Promotion. Greening the Economy – New Energy for Business http://www.ebsummit.eu 21 – 22 February at the 6th EBS! The sixth European Business Summit provides the perfect meeting opportunity for more than 2000 participants from the business community, EU and national political circles, scientific platforms and NGOs from more than 60 nationalities, to debate and exchange views on how to boost business in Europe and Europe in business. Climate change, energy and eco-innovation are […]

    Upcoming Training and Events

    Seven Training modules for Entrepreneurs http://www.bds-forum.net/training-modules/ Training module for business start-ups in French and English. Introducing the four steps of business implementation including practical exercises (action planning, business idea generation, analyse your competencies, SWOT analysis of the business idea (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats). These training modules are published without copyright and free for use. Modules: 1 on Steps of business implementation, 2 on Marketing, 3 on Accounting, 4 on Administrative procedures, 5 on Financing your business, 7 on International Trade Promotion. Greening the Economy – New Energy for Business http://www.ebsummit.eu 21 – 22 February at the 6th EBS! The sixth European Business Summit provides the perfect meeting opportunity for more than 2000 participants from the business community, EU and national political circles, scientific platforms and NGOs from more than 60 nationalities, to debate and exchange views on how to boost business in Europe and Europe in business. Climate change, energy and eco-innovation are […]

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  • Is it ok to make a big profit from lending to the poor? Where does microcredit end and loan sharking begin? Carlos Danel and Carlos Labarthe, the CEOs of Compartamos, a nonprofit-cum-commercial bank which charges an annual interest rate of nearly 100 percent, believe that only the lure of profits will motivate people to lend to the poor. Today Compartamos reaches 700,000 borrowers and 88 percent of its clients come back for more loans. In 2006, it was rated as Mexico’s most profitable bank. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate who pioneered the movement three decades ago and has made loans to some 7 million borrowers in Bangladesh, disagrees. Poor people’s willingness to pay high interest is not a justification for charging it, he says. Compartamos is not microcredit, it’s “raking in money off poor people desperate for cash.” http://psdblog.worldbank.org/psdblog/2007/10/muhammad-yunus-.html

    Microfinance Profits: Muhammad Yunus challenges Compartamos bank

    Is it ok to make a big profit from lending to the poor? Where does microcredit end and loan sharking begin? Carlos Danel and Carlos Labarthe, the CEOs of Compartamos, a nonprofit-cum-commercial bank which charges an annual interest rate of nearly 100 percent, believe that only the lure of profits will motivate people to lend to the poor. Today Compartamos reaches 700,000 borrowers and 88 percent of its clients come back for more loans. In 2006, it was rated as Mexico’s most profitable bank. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate who pioneered the movement three decades ago and has made loans to some 7 million borrowers in Bangladesh, disagrees. Poor people’s willingness to pay high interest is not a justification for charging it, he says. Compartamos is not microcredit, it’s “raking in money off poor people desperate for cash.” http://psdblog.worldbank.org/psdblog/2007/10/muhammad-yunus-.html

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  • Most of the Papers and Presentations from the Conference have now been posted to the Business Environment Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. Of particular importance is the draft BE Donor Guidance, under b); your comments are invited at the dedicated blog at http://donorguidance.blogspot.com. In due course, the remaining Papers and presentations from the Conference (including more documents in French) will also be posted. http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/besearch.details?p_phase_id=142&p_lang=en&p_phase_type_id=6

    Accra Conference: Business environment reform: Syntheses, Conferences papers

    Most of the Papers and Presentations from the Conference have now been posted to the Business Environment Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. Of particular importance is the draft BE Donor Guidance, under b); your comments are invited at the dedicated blog at http://donorguidance.blogspot.com. In due course, the remaining Papers and presentations from the Conference (including more documents in French) will also be posted. http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/besearch.details?p_phase_id=142&p_lang=en&p_phase_type_id=6

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  • Enabling poor women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth is critical to creating a path out of poverty and meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Yet without ex ante assessment of likely impacts, policies and programmes often fail to achieve the desired pro-poor impacts. To help donors and partner countries identify the consequences of their interventions, the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET) has developed a modular, ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) approach. This practical guide will help staff in development agencies and their partners to plan and execute PIA, and to interpret the findings it produces. OECD DAC Guidelines and Reference Series. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/39/38978856.pdf

    Promoting Pro-Poor growth: A Practical Guide to ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment

    Enabling poor women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth is critical to creating a path out of poverty and meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Yet without ex ante assessment of likely impacts, policies and programmes often fail to achieve the desired pro-poor impacts. To help donors and partner countries identify the consequences of their interventions, the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET) has developed a modular, ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) approach. This practical guide will help staff in development agencies and their partners to plan and execute PIA, and to interpret the findings it produces. OECD DAC Guidelines and Reference Series. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/39/38978856.pdf

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