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In the last decade, almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost. Yet only 1% of international aid is spent to minimise the impact of these disasters. Find out more in this powerful clip: Every dollar invested into disaster preparedness

Evaluation for equitable development results

I received this message from four Directors of UN Evaluation Offices: The focus on equity in human development is gathering momentum at the international level. Its premise is increasingly supported by United Nations reports and strategies, as well as by independent analysis. More and more national policies and international alliances

Global Human Development Forum adopts ‘Istanbul Declaration’ urging action at ‘Rio+20’

Istanbul, 23 March 2012 Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June. “It is time to reset

New Magazine Targets Innovators in Global South

Global magazine Southern Innovator profiles innovation culture ending poverty Southern Innovator is a new magazine for a fast-changing world. It profiles and celebrates the innovators across the global South finding new ways to tackle poverty, create wealth and improve human development and achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs). In its

MDG-F Secretariat – Worldwide – 62 mid-term evaluations during 2011/2012

The MDG-F Secretariat is seeking a pool of high-qualified evaluation and thematic consultants to carry out 62 mid-term evaluations during 2011 /2012, as prescribed by the MDG-F M&E strategy. The end result of the process will be an approved roster to which MDG-F Secretariat will select the appropriate consultant for

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Strengthening Local Governance

Strengthening local governance with a view to promoting democratic representation, establishing entitlements, and improving the provision of goods and services, can play a critical role in human development. The evaluation finds that UNDP has been active on the ground but has not fully capitalized on the comparative advantage that it

UNDP | Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results

UNDP | Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (English, Español, Français, Русский, عربي ) . This ‘Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results’ is an updated edition of the 2002 edition of ‘Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation for Results’1. It seeks to address new directions

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Strengthening National Capacities

Eval_NationalCapacities.pdf (application/pdf Object). As countries take ownership of the development agenda, enhancing sustained abilities for countries to do things for themselves takes centre stage as a critical element of development effectiveness. For UNDP, capacity development is the “how” of what it does and UNDP has put in extraordinary resources in

Directory of Research Centres at International Poverty Centre

The Directory currently covers 540 institutions doing research on poverty, inequality and development in 27 countries in Latin America and 200 institutions in 38 sub-Saharan African countries. This directory is an effort to strengthen links among research centres in developing countries and foster South-South Cooperation on poverty research and training.