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  • Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know. Eldis Poverty Resource Guide www.eldis.org/poverty The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues. Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) http://www.pegnet.ifw-kiel.de […]

    Poverty Alleviation Networks

    Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know. Eldis Poverty Resource Guide www.eldis.org/poverty The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues. Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) http://www.pegnet.ifw-kiel.de […]

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  • ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America ella.practicalaction.org Recently launched, ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform on selected economic, environmental and governance issues, funded by the UK Department for International Development. ELLA represents an opportunity for learning, sharing and networking. • It shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences tailored for African and Asian policy makers and practitioners who are looking to innovate: successful experiences, evidence-based lessons, key organisations and publications. • It supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries • It provides a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America You can view the website and find out more information about the project at http://ella.practicalaction.org Thanks to Yaso Kunaratnam!

    ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America

    ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America ella.practicalaction.org Recently launched, ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform on selected economic, environmental and governance issues, funded by the UK Department for International Development. ELLA represents an opportunity for learning, sharing and networking. • It shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences tailored for African and Asian policy makers and practitioners who are looking to innovate: successful experiences, evidence-based lessons, key organisations and publications. • It supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries • It provides a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America You can view the website and find out more information about the project at http://ella.practicalaction.org Thanks to Yaso Kunaratnam!

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  • Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change. APDEv is an African-led and owned physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organizing mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners towards achieving sustainable development results. The Platform focuses on 3 inter-related themes of Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as a core driver for development effectiveness (DE) fostering “knowledge and evidence-based innovation processes” which is one of the six cornerstones of the AU-NEPAD CDSF.

    Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change

    Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change. APDEv is an African-led and owned physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organizing mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners towards achieving sustainable development results. The Platform focuses on 3 inter-related themes of Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as a core driver for development effectiveness (DE) fostering “knowledge and evidence-based innovation processes” which is one of the six cornerstones of the AU-NEPAD CDSF.

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  • Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change. APDEv is an African-led and owned physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organizing mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners towards achieving sustainable development results. The Platform focuses on 3 inter-related themes of Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as a core driver for development effectiveness (DE) fostering “knowledge and evidence-based innovation processes” which is one of the six cornerstones of the AU-NEPAD CDSF.

    Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change

    Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) | Inspiring Change. APDEv is an African-led and owned physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organizing mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners towards achieving sustainable development results. The Platform focuses on 3 inter-related themes of Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as a core driver for development effectiveness (DE) fostering “knowledge and evidence-based innovation processes” which is one of the six cornerstones of the AU-NEPAD CDSF.

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  • Crowd Sourcing: How to be a good evaluator: Do This, Not That| weitzenegger.de. How to be a good evaluator? (A new crowd sourcing exercise) Results-based management in international development cooperation seems to require super heroes to evaluate it. How can you perform as a good evaluator and live on happily? Can you give us some practical advice from your experience? It will end up in a tip sheet for future evaluators. Consider this: 1. What education, abilities, skills and experience are really needed? 2. How do you bring in your social and personal competencies (e.g., Social competence, Communication, Cooperative behaviour, Self-management, Team Management, Learning and problem solving)? 3. What does it take to meet the Standards (e.g., Independence, Stakeholder consultation and protection, Validity, Clarity, Fairness, Completeness, Transparency, and Timeliness)? 4. How do you prepare an assignment well (e.g., clarification, roles, stakeholder involvements, methodology, information and knowledge, logistics, time constraints, etc.)? […]

    Crowd Sourcing: How to be a good evaluator

    Crowd Sourcing: How to be a good evaluator: Do This, Not That| weitzenegger.de. How to be a good evaluator? (A new crowd sourcing exercise) Results-based management in international development cooperation seems to require super heroes to evaluate it. How can you perform as a good evaluator and live on happily? Can you give us some practical advice from your experience? It will end up in a tip sheet for future evaluators. Consider this: 1. What education, abilities, skills and experience are really needed? 2. How do you bring in your social and personal competencies (e.g., Social competence, Communication, Cooperative behaviour, Self-management, Team Management, Learning and problem solving)? 3. What does it take to meet the Standards (e.g., Independence, Stakeholder consultation and protection, Validity, Clarity, Fairness, Completeness, Transparency, and Timeliness)? 4. How do you prepare an assignment well (e.g., clarification, roles, stakeholder involvements, methodology, information and knowledge, logistics, time constraints, etc.)? […]

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  • How-matters.org explores the skills and knowledge needed by all international “do-gooders” (professional and amateur alike) to truly raise the level of human dignity within international assistance and to put real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles. via How Matters /  Aid effectiveness is not about what we do, but HOW we do it..

    How Matters | Aid effectiveness is not about what we do, but HOW we do it.

    How-matters.org explores the skills and knowledge needed by all international “do-gooders” (professional and amateur alike) to truly raise the level of human dignity within international assistance and to put real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles. via How Matters /  Aid effectiveness is not about what we do, but HOW we do it..

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  • The Call — Learning Link. The Turin 2011 Learning Link is based on the principle of collaborative contributions. This call is addressed to all organizations that are willing to share their knowledge and experiences in a participatory learning setting from April 11-15 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. Themes South-South and Triangular Cooperation • This thematic area may be examined through the lens of understanding concepts, contexts and the international discourse on South-South and triangular cooperation. Practical questions, such as how to establish commitment to partnerships for capacity development? or what are successful strategies to implementing South-South and triangular cooperation for capacity development? may also be addressed. Private Sector Participation • In addition to analyzing challenges and opportunities for public and private sector cooperation for capacity development, the steering committee would appreciate session proposals that investigate incentives and tactics for the proactive inclusion of the […]

    The Call — The Turin 2011 Learning Link

    The Call — Learning Link. The Turin 2011 Learning Link is based on the principle of collaborative contributions. This call is addressed to all organizations that are willing to share their knowledge and experiences in a participatory learning setting from April 11-15 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. Themes South-South and Triangular Cooperation • This thematic area may be examined through the lens of understanding concepts, contexts and the international discourse on South-South and triangular cooperation. Practical questions, such as how to establish commitment to partnerships for capacity development? or what are successful strategies to implementing South-South and triangular cooperation for capacity development? may also be addressed. Private Sector Participation • In addition to analyzing challenges and opportunities for public and private sector cooperation for capacity development, the steering committee would appreciate session proposals that investigate incentives and tactics for the proactive inclusion of the […]

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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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  • Share your links with me on http://www.delicious.com/weitzenegger The Economist and Private Sector Development Services (EPSDS) http://www.epsds.org The Economist and Private Sector Development Services (EPSDS) seeks to satisfy the growing demand for supplementary and specialist technical advisory services on the part of DFID’s 100 Economists and 30 Private Sector Development (PSD) Advisors. The service is open to other users within DFID and other donor agencies. It provides additional expertise to supplement in-house resources and enable DFID advisors to meet surges in demand for the services of technical specialists. The EPSDS is poised to mobilise specialists to hostile and post conflict environments, manage the attendant security and risk requirements, and operate in disaster and post-disaster situations. The EPSDS website is designed to explain how to use the service and contact the management team. It also enables DFID staff to access information and learning generated by the EPSDS and the Economist Resource Centre […]

    International Development Websites

    Share your links with me on http://www.delicious.com/weitzenegger The Economist and Private Sector Development Services (EPSDS) http://www.epsds.org The Economist and Private Sector Development Services (EPSDS) seeks to satisfy the growing demand for supplementary and specialist technical advisory services on the part of DFID’s 100 Economists and 30 Private Sector Development (PSD) Advisors. The service is open to other users within DFID and other donor agencies. It provides additional expertise to supplement in-house resources and enable DFID advisors to meet surges in demand for the services of technical specialists. The EPSDS is poised to mobilise specialists to hostile and post conflict environments, manage the attendant security and risk requirements, and operate in disaster and post-disaster situations. The EPSDS website is designed to explain how to use the service and contact the management team. It also enables DFID staff to access information and learning generated by the EPSDS and the Economist Resource Centre […]

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  • CONTENT 1. Karsten’s Blog 2. Aid Agency News 3. Development Effectiveness News 4. Monitoring and Evaluation News 5. Economic Development News 6. Governance News 7. Social Development News 8. Migration News 9. Publications 10. Training and Events 11. Websites of the Moment _____________________________________________________________________ Dear Reader, When I started this Newsletter in 2002, social networking was still done in smoky bars. I thought that sending monthly summary information on what I read and do to my contacts was a good knowledge sharing tool. And indeed, your positive feedback motivated me to do the Newsletter every month. I know that some of you wait for my Newsletter to get an update on what is relevant for development practitioners. Some even print it and read it on the morning train. I even got nice consulting contracts through the Newsletter. I am so busy as a Consultant now that I lack time to prepare […]

    Weitzenegger’s Instant Newsletter

    CONTENT 1. Karsten’s Blog 2. Aid Agency News 3. Development Effectiveness News 4. Monitoring and Evaluation News 5. Economic Development News 6. Governance News 7. Social Development News 8. Migration News 9. Publications 10. Training and Events 11. Websites of the Moment _____________________________________________________________________ Dear Reader, When I started this Newsletter in 2002, social networking was still done in smoky bars. I thought that sending monthly summary information on what I read and do to my contacts was a good knowledge sharing tool. And indeed, your positive feedback motivated me to do the Newsletter every month. I know that some of you wait for my Newsletter to get an update on what is relevant for development practitioners. Some even print it and read it on the morning train. I even got nice consulting contracts through the Newsletter. I am so busy as a Consultant now that I lack time to prepare […]

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  • The Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) invite academic researchers to submit proposals for research that will contribute new knowledge to support microinsurance development in developing countries. Deadline: 30 October 2009. http://www.eudnet.net/microinsurance.html

    CfP: The Microinsurance Innovation Facility

    The Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) invite academic researchers to submit proposals for research that will contribute new knowledge to support microinsurance development in developing countries. Deadline: 30 October 2009. http://www.eudnet.net/microinsurance.html

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  • BRIDGE – Gender and Poverty http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports_gend_pov.htm 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 http://blds.ids.ac.uk/guides/pov.html This Guide provides quick access to BLDS resources through pre-designed searches of the catalogue’s 150 000 plus records. CROP Comparative Research Programme on Poverty http://www.crop.org CROP is an international research programme initiated in 1992 by the International Social Science Council. It is now one of the major programmes of the Council. Hosting CROPnet as open network. Development Gateway – Poverty http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty Development Gateway topic pages are e-communities led by experts in the development field. They connect partners, members, organizations and other stakeholders by providing opportunities to exchange knowledge, know-how and opinions. Eldis Resource Guide on Poverty http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/poverty Eldis Resource Guides provide easy structured access to our extensive collection of research and policy […]

    Websites you can use for poverty impact assessment

    BRIDGE – Gender and Poverty http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports_gend_pov.htm 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 http://blds.ids.ac.uk/guides/pov.html This Guide provides quick access to BLDS resources through pre-designed searches of the catalogue’s 150 000 plus records. CROP Comparative Research Programme on Poverty http://www.crop.org CROP is an international research programme initiated in 1992 by the International Social Science Council. It is now one of the major programmes of the Council. Hosting CROPnet as open network. Development Gateway – Poverty http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty Development Gateway topic pages are e-communities led by experts in the development field. They connect partners, members, organizations and other stakeholders by providing opportunities to exchange knowledge, know-how and opinions. Eldis Resource Guide on Poverty http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/poverty Eldis Resource Guides provide easy structured access to our extensive collection of research and policy […]

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