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  • 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. The findings are summarised in the Network’s latest Evaluation Insights: 49567434.pdf (application/pdf Object).

    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. The findings are summarised in the Network’s latest Evaluation Insights: 49567434.pdf (application/pdf Object).

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  • I started a site covering the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011. Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011 via Development Effectiveness | weitzenegger.de.

    Development Effectiveness | weitzenegger.de

    I started a site covering the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011. Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011 via Development Effectiveness | weitzenegger.de.

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  • 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 for money of development aid and make new commitments to further ensure that aid helps reduce poverty and supports progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. The conference will be a major milestone and turning point for the global aid effectiveness agenda: The conference will assess the achievement of the Paris Declaration targets and the commitments of the Accra Agenda for Action by the 2010 deadline, as well as report on the monitoring of the Fragile States Principles. Significantly, the event will also chart future directions for more effective development aid and contribute towards a new international aid architecture as […]

    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 for money of development aid and make new commitments to further ensure that aid helps reduce poverty and supports progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. The conference will be a major milestone and turning point for the global aid effectiveness agenda: The conference will assess the achievement of the Paris Declaration targets and the commitments of the Accra Agenda for Action by the 2010 deadline, as well as report on the monitoring of the Fragile States Principles. Significantly, the event will also chart future directions for more effective development aid and contribute towards a new international aid architecture as […]

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  • 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 Site http://tinyurl.com/3zemvor UN Aid Effectiveness Website http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=219 CSO Open Forum http://www.cso-effectiveness.org Fully participatory space for Civil Society Organizations worldwide united to define and advocate a common framework for CSO development effectiveness http://twitter.com/#!/CSOpenForum The Broker Blog http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Busan-High-Level-Forum The Broker, in cooperation with the OECD, invites you to contribute to this blog about the challenges of the coming HLF on aid effectivess at Busan. ODI Blog – The road to Busan and beyond http://tinyurl.com/3gr7d2v ODI experts respond to the conference http://tinyurl.com/bvetons In the lead up to the Busan conference, ODI experts explore aid effectiveness alongside country ownership, climate finance, and principles for […]

    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 Site http://tinyurl.com/3zemvor UN Aid Effectiveness Website http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=219 CSO Open Forum http://www.cso-effectiveness.org Fully participatory space for Civil Society Organizations worldwide united to define and advocate a common framework for CSO development effectiveness http://twitter.com/#!/CSOpenForum The Broker Blog http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Busan-High-Level-Forum The Broker, in cooperation with the OECD, invites you to contribute to this blog about the challenges of the coming HLF on aid effectivess at Busan. ODI Blog – The road to Busan and beyond http://tinyurl.com/3gr7d2v ODI experts respond to the conference http://tinyurl.com/bvetons In the lead up to the Busan conference, ODI experts explore aid effectiveness alongside country ownership, climate finance, and principles for […]

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  • 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 into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy. Green growth makes economic as well as environmental sense. In natural resource sectors alone, commercial opportunities related to investments in environmental sustainability could run into trillions of dollars by 2050. Two broad sets of policies are essential elements in any green growth strategy: the first set mutually reinforces economic growth and the conservation of natural capital, including core fiscal and regulatory settings and innovation policies. The second includes policies that provide incentives to use natural resources efficiently and make pollution more expensive. Replacing natural capital with physical […]

    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 into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy. Green growth makes economic as well as environmental sense. In natural resource sectors alone, commercial opportunities related to investments in environmental sustainability could run into trillions of dollars by 2050. Two broad sets of policies are essential elements in any green growth strategy: the first set mutually reinforces economic growth and the conservation of natural capital, including core fiscal and regulatory settings and innovation policies. The second includes policies that provide incentives to use natural resources efficiently and make pollution more expensive. Replacing natural capital with physical […]

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  • 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 the OECD as crucial. The tool allows users to decide what makes their life better.

    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 the OECD as crucial. The tool allows users to decide what makes their life better.

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  • 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. In natural resource sectors alone, commercial opportunities related to investments in environmental sustainability could run into trillions of dollars by 2050. 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. “This report shows that green and growth can go together,” said the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “With the right policies in place, we can create jobs, increase prosperity, preserve our environment and improve the quality of life. All at the same time.” Two broad sets of policies are essential elements in any green […]

    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. In natural resource sectors alone, commercial opportunities related to investments in environmental sustainability could run into trillions of dollars by 2050. 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. “This report shows that green and growth can go together,” said the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “With the right policies in place, we can create jobs, increase prosperity, preserve our environment and improve the quality of life. All at the same time.” Two broad sets of policies are essential elements in any green […]

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  • 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 the updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: the 34 OECD countries plus Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru and Romania. The updated Guidelines include new recommendations on human rights abuse and company responsibility for their supply chains, making them the first inter-governmental agreement in this area. The Guidelines establish that firms should respect human rights in every country in which they operate. Companies should also respect environmental and labour standards, for example, and have appropriate due diligence processes in place to ensure this happens. These include issues such as paying decent wages, combating bribe solicitation and extortion, and the promotion […]

    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 the updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: the 34 OECD countries plus Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru and Romania. The updated Guidelines include new recommendations on human rights abuse and company responsibility for their supply chains, making them the first inter-governmental agreement in this area. The Guidelines establish that firms should respect human rights in every country in which they operate. Companies should also respect environmental and labour standards, for example, and have appropriate due diligence processes in place to ensure this happens. These include issues such as paying decent wages, combating bribe solicitation and extortion, and the promotion […]

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  • This factsheet answers basic questions, like: What is joint evaluation? When are joint approaches more (or less) suitable? And, what are the potential benefits and challenges?.

    OECD Factsheet: Managing Joint Evaluations

    This factsheet answers basic questions, like: What is joint evaluation? When are joint approaches more (or less) suitable? And, what are the potential benefits and challenges?.

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  • 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 will meet their commitments, the underperformance of several large donors means there will be a significant shortfall, according to a new OECD review. Africa, in particular, is likely to get only about USD 12 billion of the USD 25 billion increase envisaged at Gleneagles, due in large part to the underperformance of some European donors who give large shares of official development assistance (ODA) to Africa. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the DAC, noted that: ”Aid has increased strongly as 16 donors have honoured their commitments. But underperformance by the others, notably Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, and Portugal, means […]

    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 will meet their commitments, the underperformance of several large donors means there will be a significant shortfall, according to a new OECD review. Africa, in particular, is likely to get only about USD 12 billion of the USD 25 billion increase envisaged at Gleneagles, due in large part to the underperformance of some European donors who give large shares of official development assistance (ODA) to Africa. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the DAC, noted that: ”Aid has increased strongly as 16 donors have honoured their commitments. But underperformance by the others, notably Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, and Portugal, means […]

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  • 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 clear and effective mechanisms for implementation and avoid duplication. The informal Task Force will begin by mapping out existing international efforts relating to tax and development. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/7/36/44493096.pdf

    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 clear and effective mechanisms for implementation and avoid duplication. The informal Task Force will begin by mapping out existing international efforts relating to tax and development. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/7/36/44493096.pdf

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  • 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 been on a rising trend in recent years; however, they rose significantly by 12.5% in real terms in 2008 compared to 2007, indicating that donors are substantially scaling up their core aid programmes. Fears remain however that the unfolding economic crisis will have a negative impact on the 2009 aid levels putting agreed 2010 targets in jeopardy. The current global financial crisis is having a serious impact on low income countries. World trade is experiencing its largest decline since 1929 and commodity prices, particularly for the exports of low income countries, are falling. Only a special crisis-related effort can ensure […]

    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 been on a rising trend in recent years; however, they rose significantly by 12.5% in real terms in 2008 compared to 2007, indicating that donors are substantially scaling up their core aid programmes. Fears remain however that the unfolding economic crisis will have a negative impact on the 2009 aid levels putting agreed 2010 targets in jeopardy. The current global financial crisis is having a serious impact on low income countries. World trade is experiencing its largest decline since 1929 and commodity prices, particularly for the exports of low income countries, are falling. Only a special crisis-related effort can ensure […]

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