World DataBank: New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more

You’ll find a large amount of data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative: for time-series alone, there are some 8,000 indicators for around 200 countries. http://databank.worldbank.org/data/databases.aspx Available are six topics so far: poverty, gender, jobs, health, financial inclusion, and the policy and institutional framework in African countries. World

World Bank President Jim Kim Answers Your Questions

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim asked you to send your questions, comments and views on the best ways to eradicate poverty. We received over 1,000 posts from 62 countries via Facebook, Twitter, and World Bank Live. Watch Dr. Kim answering some of your questions – on the impact

AGEG Consultants eG sign Multiple Framework Contracts with the European Commission

The European Commission has selected three consortia in which AGEG participates as partner for the Multiple Framework Contract to recruit technical assistance for short-term expertise. The Framework Contract Beneficiaries is an instrument for fast and transparent recruiting of experts for activities in the sole interest of the beneficiary countries/authorities of

Weitzenegger’s International Development Job Market

Looking for a job in development cooperation? This Website gives you a list of professional opportunities around the world. Updated as you arrive. I am still working on updates, so come back soon. http://www.weitzenegger.de/new/jobmarket.php

Unions to Davos: Jobs the Missing Link

Employment and incomes key to pulling world economy out of tailspin, as ILO predicts up to 50 million jobs to go and 200 million more into absolute poverty, as new IMF figures herald global recession. The global financial crisis now threatens to become a social time bomb if the world’s

Easy Expert Registration is open

We are currently looking for economic development experts. Requested expertise includes: – Small and Medium enterprises (SME) support policy and assistance (advisory services for management, production, technology, research & development, marketing, partnership, safety, exports promotion, financing, human resources management incl. gender issues, training, environmental impact, production quality, etc.) – Banking,

Creating more and better Jobs: What do we know? What can be done?

More jobs are not good enough – sustainable development also requires the creation of better jobs, i.e. those that can provide a ”decent” pay and a minimum level of social protection. On 7 May 2008, experts met in Rabat (Morocco) to discuss ways in which to achieve this important policy