Weitzenegger's Websites of the Month
Websites related to Development Effectiveness
Asian Development Bank's MfDR Website
ADB has just launched its new website on _Development Effectiveness and Results_. It merges content on MfDR and aid effectiveness to give users a more streamlined, easy-to-access web experience. The new site reports on what ADB is doing to achieve greater effectiveness and results, both within the institution and with its developing member countries. Browse the News section for articles, speeches, events, feature stories and multimedia related to development effectiveness.
Africa Platform on Development Effectiveness
The Platform brings consultation, coordination and a common voice to Africa's development perspectives, strategies and policies focusing on capacity development, aid effectiveness and south-south cooperation.
BetterAid unites over 1000 development organisations from civil society working on development effectiveness. BetterAid has been challenging the aid effectiveness agenda since January 2007 and is leading many of the civil society activities in the lead up to the HLF-4 in Busan.
capacity4dev.eu Public Group on Aid Effectiveness
Capacity4dev.eu is a growing online community for development practitioners. This interactive platform was set up by EuropeAid to enhance knowledge through the exchange of practices on effective international cooperation.
CSO Development effectiveness
New website on the effectiveness of civil organisations working in Development.
IATI is a global aid transparency standard
IATI consists of a set of aid information standards; an online registry of published data; and a governance and advocacy process that builds the case for transparency across the aid sector. IATI makes information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.
AidRating strives to contribute to better aid by measuring effectiveness/impact of interventions and making them comparable. In order to achieve this, we support full project related transparency by donors and contracting agencies.
Impact Evaluation, Development Effectiveness | 3IE
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluations. Improving development effectiveness through better use of evidence from quality impact evaluation.
LenCD Learning Network on Capacity Development - Road to Busan
The ''Road to Busan'' working group has identified 10 key priorities to pursue between now and the High Level Forum. All members of the Learning Network are invited to participate in any or all of these initiatives.
Make Aid Transparent campaign
The Make Aid Transparent campaign is a coalition of 101 civil society organisations who have come together to call on donors to publish more and better information about the aid they give.
SDC Aid Effectiveness Network (SDC-AEnet)
The website of the Swiss SDC Community of Practice on matters related to Aid Effectiveness. You’ll find here information on the SDC-AEnet itself, as well as on the DAC hosted Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, and SDC’s role in it.
The Open Forum for CSO
The Open Forum brings together civil society organisations from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges to their effectiveness as development actors. Its objective is to propose, by late 2011, a global effectiveness framework for CSOs. The Open Forum is accessible to all interested CSOs worldwide, including NGOs, church-related organisations, trade unions, social movements and grassroots organisations.
United Nations Development Group
The UNDG Task Team has agreed on a joint statement and key messages for HLF-4 on the global aid architecture and the role of multilateral institutions, capacity development, and on countries affected by conflict and fragility. The UNDG/ECHA Working Group on Transitions is used at the platform to develop coordinated and coherent UN messages on crisis and post-crisis issues, feeding in to the joint preparations of the UNDG task team, as well as to the relevant external processes, i.e. the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF).
Green Economy Weblinks
Chance2sustain: The first three publications available online
Chance2Sustain examines how governments and citizens in cities with differing patterns of urban economic growth make use of participatory (or integrated) spatial knowledge management to direct urban governance towards more sustainable development.
Clean Energy Information Portal - reegle
reegle acts as a unique clean energy information portal, targeting specific stakeholders including governments, project developers, businesses, financiers, NGOs, academia, international organizations and civil society. Alongside comprehensive country energy profiles, energy statistics and a directory of relevant stakeholders it also offers the clean energy search and an extensive glossary. There is also an insightful clean energy blog with interesting and up-to-date background information.
Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp)
ci:grasp aims to support decision-makers and climate change adaptation practitioners in developing countries by providing structured and coherent climate information. Information is presented following an impact chain logic, where climate change stimuli lead to climate impacts, which in turn require adaptation measures. Information is currently available for nine focal countries. The platform contains almost 1,000 thematic maps and nearly 300 outlines of existing adaptation projects. It will be expanded continuously. Users are invited to contribute to the adaptation project database, share their knowledge on adaptation, and give feedback on ci:grasp.
DEW Point Resource Centre
The DEW Point Resource Centre generates and disseminates knowledge on behalf of DFID staff and their development partners in environment, water resources, water and sanitation and climate change.
Energypedia is a wiki platform where you can write, create, revise and disseminate articles providing information and your experience about technologies and approaches related to renewable energy and development aid. Furthermore you can jointly organize discussion processes and groups. Energypedia will optimize the exchange of knowledge and the joint work amongst energy experts around the world. Developed by the Dutch-German Partnership Programme Energising Development (EnDev)
EnviroWindows - EEA platform for knowledge sharing and development
EnviroWindows makes available the web technologies of the European Environment Agency (EEA) to facilitate collaboration on projects, organise partnership activities, and connect geographically distributed users working on research, policymaking, and eco-innovation.
FuturePolicy.org - Best Policies for Future Generations
The objective of FuturePolicy.org is to present policy solutions and provide users with many helpful tools, such as background information, details on policy elements and benefits, sample texts, case studies, and further links.
German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
The RNE supports Germany on its way towards sustainability, to promote sustainability as an issue for public discussion, to support the German government in all matters of sustainability. On this website you will find details on the members of the Council, its topical work programme, the mandate given by the German government, the fact sheet as well as information about the Council´s office and its bid invitations.
Green Growth Leaders
''Shaping sustainable economies is the fundamental challenge of our time. Facing it, however, requires outstanding leadership, new means of communication and innovative collaborations across borders, sectors and mindsets. This is the founding idea of The Green Growth Leaders (GGL), a global alliance of cities, regions, countries and corporations, sharing a vision of building prosperous, green economies and communities -and a better tomorrow for their citizens.
ILO - Green Jobs
The ILO agenda for Green Jobs promotes a socially fair transition, in which vulnerabilities, changes in the labour market and new business models are addressed through an inclusive social dialogue. Green jobs help reducing negative environmental impact, ultimately leading to environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and economies.
Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU) Database
Here you have the opportunity to select or to search for specific institutions dealing with sustainability in Higher Education. You can also register your institution.
Local coping strategies database
Community-based adaptation can greatly benefit from knowledge of local coping strategies. The secretariat has developed a local coping strategies database to facilitate the transfer of long-standing coping strategies and knowledge from communities which have adapted to specific hazards or climatic conditions, to communities which may just be starting to experience such conditions as a result of climate change.
New World Bank resources and research tools
The World Bank's Open Data portal offers free access to more than 60 data sets. This session will provide an introduction to and demo of the site and its more than 7,000 development indicators. Born from the World Bank's Open Data, the eAtlas of Global Development helps visualize the world's most pressing development challenges through mapping, charting, and graphing of data. See how to use it in presentations, research, and more. The World Bank eLibrary is a subscription product that includes the World Bank's full-text collection of more than 6,000 books, reports, journals, and other documents on social and economic development.
OECD - Green Growth
By analysing economic and environmental policies together, by looking at ways to spur eco-innovation and by addressing other key issues related to a transition to a greener economy such as jobs and skills, investment, taxation, trade and development, the OECD can show the way to make a cleaner low-carbon economy compatible with growth
Start Your Waste Recycling Business - ILO Business Manual
The ILO has on demand now adapted training material originally developed for Zambia and Tanzania on waste management, to suit the Zimbabwean context, with a focus on waste recycling as a business idea for community based organisations. The adapted training package Start Your Waste Recycling Business comprises four key documents (i) Technical Handouts (ii) Business Manual (iii) Business Plan and (iv) Trainers Guide
Sustainable Development Online
In the drive for sustainable production and business the needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) must be met. SMEs (enterprises) often lack the resources, information and trained personnel that are essential to move towards more sustainable business practice. This gap has been recognized at official level with the result that a large number of initiatives have been undertaken to address the specific needs of SMEs. This SDO database identifies and describes a cross-section of such initiatives and will grow to include other types of information (case studies, good / best practice examples) relevant to SMEs.
The Center for Global Development
CGD’s work on climate change examines current and future impacts on developing countries, identifies how rich countries can help developing countries become more climate resilient, seeks policy mechanisms to create low-carbon economies in rich and developing countries, and gathers and discloses emissions-related data to inform the policy dialogue and boost incentives for steep cuts in the emissions of heat-trapping gases.
Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
Knowledge management project on international activities preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20).
The Earth Summit 2012 Stakeholder Forum
SDG2012 is Stakeholder Forum's programme on Sustainable Development Governance (SDG) towards Rio+20. The programme includes our work as secretariat for the sustainable development network which is managed by the Climate and Sustainability Platform, ANPED and IUCN.
The World Future Council (WFC)
The WFC consists of up to 50 respected personalities from all five continents. They come from governments, parliaments, the arts, civil society, science and the business world. Together they form a voice for the rights of future generations. BAsed in Hamburg, Germany, the WFC staff working in Brussels, London, Washington and Johannesburg.
UNCSD 2012 - Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
Green Economy focus of the the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) - RIO+20.
UNCTAD's Green Economy site
UNCTAD's mandate on Trade and Environment, to be achieved in cooperation with other relevant organizations, focuses on helping to ensure balance in the trade and environment debate by highlighting issues of concern to developing countries and strengthening the development dimensions.
UNESCAP - Green Growth
Green Growth is a policy focus for the Asia and Pacific region that emphasizes environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development. Green Growth is a globally relevant approach to sustainable economic growth that was developed in Asia. It is impeartive that countries in the Asia and Pacific region continue their economic growth to alleviate poverty and to achieve social progress. However, increased environmental degradation, climate change and diminishing natural resources require an unconventional approach to support the export-driven economic activities of the region.
World Bank Business Planet - Mapping the Business Environment
Take a trip around the world to discover how easy (or difficult) it is to do business in 183 economies. View data on new business creation around the world. Measures of entrepreneurial activity are calculated from data collected directly from registrar of companies on the number of newly registered corporations.
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