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  • 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.

  • teamGLOBAL 2020 – The world is what you make out of it!

    In Germany, teamGLOBAL is a participative and open network of young people and young adults between 16 and 27 years. It offers educational actions on the topic of globalization for young people. The aim is to work together with young people to find out where they encounter globalization in their

  • Unlocking entrepreneurship opportunities for youth could lower unemployment and bring social benefits

    UN report finds youth social entrepreneurship can create jobs and help the most underserved communities The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. To do

  • 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

  • Scaling-up job opportunities in food systems for youth and women in West Africa

    Development Matters By Koffi Zougbédé, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat(SWAC) In 2011, Fatoumata Cissoko, a graduate in accounting and a young woman living in Guinea, launched her dried-fruit processing company with USD260. Her company produces about 16 tonnes of dried pineapple a year sold in many shops and supermarkets in the capital, Conakry, and… Continue reading Scaling-up job opportunities in food systems for youth and women in West Africa

News for Evaluation Professionals


    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

    “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

    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

    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

    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: COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the field of evaluation. The IPDET Hackathon… Read More IPDET #Evaluation #Hackathon starts 7 July 2020

Websites of the Month

  • Sustainability Funds Hardly Direct Capital Towards Sustainability

    Sustainability Funds Hardly Direct Capital Towards Sustainability A Statistical Evaluation of Sustainability Funds in Switzerland and Luxembourg

  • UNESCO-UNEVOC releases interactive Guide to promote entrepreneurial learning

    The UNESCO-UNEVOC launched an interactive online guide to help Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions introduce and mainstream entrepreneurial learning. The interactive guide allows TVET institutions to understand what really drives entrepreneurial learning, offers ideas for innovative approaches, case studies and tools for reflection and group discussions.

  • SPROCKLER - Generate meaningful story-based data

    From words to wisdom, from stories to statistics Create story-based inquiries • Collect actual experiences • Generate meaningful data SPROCKLER exists to be meaningful in any complex setting and to be accessible in terms of data, usage and costs for every organisation on the planet.

  • P-FIM gives communities a voice. People first Impact Method

    P-FIM gives communities a voice. It identifies and attributes impact. It enhances performance.

  • FROM VOICES TO CHOICES – ReflACTION platfrom for crisis response

    ReflACTION is an independent platform for professionals with a heartfelt interest in the future of crisis response. We all share the conviction that people affected by 21st century’s crises deserve better ways of crisis response. ReflACTION applies and promotes concrete ways of working that keep people affected by crisis in the driver’s seat of their response. We offer action-oriented reflection, connect individuals as catalysts for change and promote listening-based approaches and methods.

  • New Interactive Website: Discover how cities are accelerating renewables

    Following the successful launch of the second edition of the Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report in March, this interactive, multi-language website version launched today!

  • Entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions - UNEVOC practical guide

    This practical guide helps TVET institutions to focus on what really drives entrepreneurial learning by providing the tools to assess the needs of the target group and the framework to explore the added value of an entrepreneurial learning ecosystem. The Entrepreneurial Learning Institution Canvas (ELIC) enables TVET institutions to develop their own concept for entrepreneurial learning, map out which entrepreneurial learning activities are relevant to their institutional context and apply innovative approaches and models.

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