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  • New German Government plans for development policy

    Here is a very unofficial translation of parts from today’s coalition contract for the Federal government. Do not cite! DARE MORE PROGRESS ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY COALITION AGREEMENT BETWEEN SPD, BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN AND FDP Foreign, security, defense, development, human rights We will make our foreign,

  • 2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day

    2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day presents open access live lectures on Progress towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Hamburg, (–) October 2021 –  The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day (WSDTID), a decade-long global movement that aims to raise and spread awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • European Commission: DEVCO becomes DG International Partnerships

    Directorate-General (DG) International Cooperation and Development will officially become DG International Partnerships (DG INTPA) on 16 January 2021. The new title, mission statement and structure reflect the important role of international partnerships in shaping a stronger role for the EU globally, in eradicating poverty, advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

    An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure. New York, 15 December 2020– The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis facing the world, but unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be

  • The world will remember the UN as success story of the 21st century. Or there won’t be a world that remembers.

    UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2020 (IPS) – As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a world body which has remained locked down since last March because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

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  • EvalCrisis – lessons learnt at EU Evaluation Support Service

    Originally posted on Monitoring & Evaluation & Learning: What did we learn from Evaluation in Crisis? What are the key reflections that the wider evaluation community developed when adapting processes and methods to the new conditions created by the outbreak of the first global pandemic ever of the modern era? The EU Evaluation Support Service…

  • Our Planet, Our Future

    An Urgent Call for Action SHARE    Nobel Prize Laureates and Other Experts Issue Urgent Call for Action After ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Summit In advance of the G7 summit in the UK, a scientific statement signed by an unprecedented 126 Nobel Laureates has been delivered to summit leaders. The statement said, “Without transformational action this… Continue reading Our Planet, Our Future

  • NDICI is the new EU Instrument for Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation

    European Commission welcomes political agreement on future €79.5 billion for a new instrument to finance the EU external action and lead the global recovery through international partnerships The European Union will soon have a unified instrument that will make the financing of EU external action more coherent, transparent and flexible, and will allow the EU… Continue reading NDICI is the new EU Instrument for Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation

  • Global Civil Society Report #SpotlightSDGs on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

    Shifting policies for systemic change Lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis Download (pdf)Download this chapter in pdf format here. Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs A world in turmoil needs fundamental change Compiled by Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum The COVID-19 pandemic and the national responses to it brought the… Continue reading Global Civil Society Report #SpotlightSDGs on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

  • Germany debates law to make Global Value Chains fair

    Global Value Chains (GVCs), the international fragmentation of production, have changed and are changing the international trade. There was much hope that developing countries can realize the benefits of GVCs in the World Development Report 2020. The inequalities in social and environmental conditions, however, have sparked a strong debate in Germany. Despite the global meaning,… Continue reading Germany debates law to make Global Value Chains fair

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • GLOBAL EVALUATION INITIATIVE is launched
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 18. November 2020 at 12:35

    Become a partner now! Policymakers around the world have long grappled with interrelated threats of poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and fragility. They now find themselves navigating the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, facing challenging policy choices. The crisis could drive up extreme global poverty and its derailing the progress towards the Sustainable… Read More GLOBAL EVALUATION INITIATIVE is launched

  • New partnership: P2P+ Career Advisory for Emerging Evaluators
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 17. September 2020 at 11:27

    “Peer to Peer Career Advisory for Emerging Evaluators” (P2P+), the new joint initiative to support emerging evaluators is now an #Eval4Action partner. P2P+ addresses the growing need for career guidance on evaluation, fueled by an increasing demand for high quality M&E professionals. If you are a young and emerging evaluation professional, look out for their online… Read More New partnership: P2P+ Career Advisory for Emerging Evaluators

  • Implications of COVID-19 on evaluation
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 14. September 2020 at 11:22

    Originally posted on intelligent measurement: The ILO have published useful guidelines on “Implications of COVID-19 on evaluations in the ILO: Practical tips on adapting to the situation“. The guidelines are well worth a read as they can provide guidance for many of us carrying out evaluations remotely these days.

  • The health of the planet and intra-generational equity – lessons learnt from a pandemic
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 14. August 2020 at 14:43

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Milindo Chakrabarti, Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana and Visiting Fellow, RIS, New Delhi, and Jhalak Aggarwal, Post-Graduate Student, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the…

  • IPDET #Evaluation #Hackathon starts 7 July 2020
    by Karsten Weitzenegger on 31. Mai 2020 at 13:45

    The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)  #Evaluation #Hackathon will provide a platform for creative individuals and ideas from around the world to unite their skills, knowledge, and inspirations to find creative solutions to the challenges of our times. It’s here: https://ipdet.org/online-program-2020/ipdet-evaluation-hackathon/ COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the field of evaluation. The IPDET Hackathon… Read More IPDET #Evaluation #Hackathon starts 7 July 2020

Webtipps der Woche

  • Hack Your Shack

    Comments:Hack Your Shack hat sich dem Empowerment von Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern in Hüttensiedlungen des Globalen Südens verschrieben. Hierfür entwickelt das Start-up eine web- sowie appbasierte, daten- und batteriesparende Austausch-Plattform für Low-Tech-Lösungen. Das in den Communities vorhandene Wissen wird so userzentriert verfügbar und partizipativ erweiterbar. Hack Your Shack leistet damit Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe zur Verbesserung prekärer Wohnverhältnisse und zur Erschließung bildungsbezogener oder unternehmerischer Chancen. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: hack, siedlung, städte, […]

  • Nachhaltige Lieferketten im Agrarsektor: Wert schöpfen statt Zuliefern - SWP

    Comments:Lieferketten rückten jüngst durch die Corona-Krise ins Zentrum politischer Aufmerk­samkeit. Die wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Pandemie zeigen einmal mehr, wie komplex die glo­bale Arbeitsteilung über mehrere Staaten hinweg gestaltet ist. Aktu­elle deut­sche und europäische Gesetzesinitiativen streben mehr verbindliche Pflich­ten für end­verbrau­chende Unternehmen an, was Menschenrechte und Nach­haltigkeit in Liefer­ketten betrifft. Ziel ist eine nachhaltige Erzeugung in anderen Ländern. Gerade für die Landwirtschaft sollten aber neben diesen explizit auf Lieferketten […]

  • UNV’s Pioneer Knowledge Portal on Volunteerism Goes Live

    Comments:Das Freiwilligenprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNV) hat ein Online-Portal zum Thema Freiwilligenarbeit eröffnet. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: knowledge, portal, volunteer, volunteering, volunteers, km4devby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • hamburg.global - Netzwerk für weltweite Gerechtigkeit

    Comments:Das Netzwerk fördert Austausch und Kooperationen zwischen zivilgesellschaftlich Engagierten. Die Beteiligten unterstützten sich gegenseitig, tauschen vielfältige Perspektiven aus und entwickeln gemeinsame Positionen und Aktionen. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: hamburg, nro, bildung, deutschland, globales_lernenby: Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Sonderinitiative „EINEWELT ohne Hunger“ (SEWOH)

    Comments:Mit der Sonderinitiative „EINEWELT ohne Hunger“ (SEWOH) stellt sich die deutsche Politik, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft den Herausforderungen der Menschheit. Dabei gibt es unterschiedliche Ansätze und Ideen, wie dieses Ziel zu erreichen ist. Der Kampf gegen den Hunger kann nur gemeinsam gelingen, wenn Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik bereit sind, sich mit ihrer Expertise zu ergänzen und gegenseitig von Erfahrungen zu lernen. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: ernährung, hunger, Welt-Ernährung, SEWOH, BMZ, wirtschaft, SDG2by: Karsten […]

  • blauPause ist der neue Blog der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe @UNHCR

    Comments:Anlässlich ihres 40-jährigen Bestehens startet die UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, nationaler Partner des UN-Flüchtlingshilfswerkes (UNHCR), ihren Blog. 70,8 Millionen Menschen sind aktuell auf der Flucht, mehr als 16.000 UNHCR-Mitarbeiter*innen sind weltweit im Einsatz, 50 Kolleg*innen der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe mobilisieren jeden Tag die Zivilgesellschaft: Es gibt viele Geschichten zu erzählen. Der Blog der UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe erzählt sie. Einmal die Woche gehen dort Beiträge online, die Raum lassen für persönliche Erfahrungen der Autor*innen, für Denkanstöße und Beiträge zu […]

  • Felwine Sarr: "#Afrotopia" - Schluss mit westlichen Kriterien!

    Comments:Der senegalesische Ökonom Felwine Sarr entwirft im Sachbuch "Afrotopia" seine Vision für den Kontinent: Er funktioniere anders als westliche Kulturen. Man spürt seinen Zorn bei der Lektüre – und weiß, das kommende Afrika ist nahe. - Karsten Weitzenegger Tags: afrika, entwicklung, globales_lernen, Senegal, afrikanisch, afrikapolitkby: Karsten Weitzenegger


  • PTB Capacity Development Online: Capacity-development-online

    In the virtual sphere, just like with physical events and activities, it is crucial to match your objectives and participants’ needs to the group size and available resources. The coordinate system allows you to locate the appropriate format for your capacity development activity, based on the parameters “number of participants” and “degree of social interaction”. In the format description, you will find information about areas of application, required resources as well as practical tips and links to examples and further information.

  • (400) https://twitter.com/norrag/status/1458827788350337036

    Paulo #Freire was one of the most powerful influences on educational philosophy of the twentieth century. @norrag @TeachersCollege @Columbia celebrate his centenary online 18.11.2021 15h Geneva Time. Join at

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    Paulo #Freire was one of the most powerful influences on educational philosophy of the twentieth century. @norrag @TeachersCollege @Columbia celebrate his centenary online 18.11.2021 15h Geneva Time. Join at

  • Home - D4D HUB

    The AU-EU D4D Hub is a flagship Team Europe project, co-funded by the European Union and five Member States. Can someone in Africa or Europe already share experience from using the the #D4D Hub ?

  • (500) https://internationaler-bund.org/en/news-details/article/the-ib-calls-for-higher-spending-on-education-for-development-cooperation

    Education for sustainable development (#ESD) needs funding! IB Appeal to German Government Coalition Negotiators on the Occasion of the UN Day of Information on Development Issues #WDID #SDG4 #BNE

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