Evaluation Insights on Food Security – DAC EvalNet

With food security rising to the top of development agendas, the DAC EVALNET decided to take stock of evaluation evidence. A systematic review, commissioned by IOB Netherlands, examines evidence on the impact of interventions aimed at improving food security through agriculture production, value chain development, market reform and land tenure.

Development Partners to join in Busan HLF-4 for more Effectiveness | www.weitzenegger.de

Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011 At the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness approximately 2000 delegates from 160 governments, parliaments, international organisations, civil society and the private sector will review global progress in improving the impact and value

Key Documents and Websites to follow the HLF-4

A collection of useful and key documents on Aid Effectiveness are openly available on this OECD page http://tinyurl.com/6awtvd6 to read, reproduce, quote or disseminate in view of making information on Aid Effectiveness, as well as the work of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness. Official Event Site http://www.aideffectiveness.org/busanHLF-4/ Official OECD

Green and growth go together, says OECD

The OECD Green Growth Strategy , and the new report, Towards Green Growth, provide a practical framework for governments to boost economic growth and protect the environment. Governments must look to the green economy to find new sources of growth and jobs. They should put in place policies that tap

OECD launches Your Better Life Index

OECD – Wikiprogress.org. The OECD Better Life Initiative includes an interactive tool, Your Better Life Index, which enables users to rate their country according to the things they feel make for a better life. The index allows users to compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions identified by

OECD: Green and growth go together

OECD work on green growth. Governments must look to the green economy to find new sources of growth and jobs. They should put in place policies that tap into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy. Green growth makes economic as well as environmental sense.

New OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidance to limit the use of conflict minerals. Forty-two countries will commit to new, tougher standards of corporate behaviour in

Donors’ mixed aid performance for 2010 sparks concern

Aid to developing countries in 2010 will reach record levels in dollar terms after increasing by 35 per cent since 2004. But it will still be less than the world’s major aid donors promised five years ago at the Gleneagles and Millennium + 5 summits. Though a majority of countries

OECD establishes tax and development task force

With developing countries and other key stakeholders – including NGOs and business – as members, the Task Force will develop clear and effective mechanisms to make progress in the field of tax and development. It will convene in early 2010 as an informal group representative of all stakeholders, to develop

Development Aid at its highest level ever in 2008

In 2008, total net official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose by 10.2% in real terms to USD 119.8 billion. This is the highest dollar figure ever recorded. It represents 0.30% of members’ combined gross national income. Bilateral development projects and programmes have