- Global Gateway: EU launches Digital Economy Package for Kenya to boost connectivity, skills and inclusive governance
Jutta Urpilainen, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, announced the EU’s Digital Economy Package for Kenya during her official visit to Kenya. The package reflects the EU’s strong commitment to Kenya’s technological transition by expanding school connectivity, providing skills training for students, and establishing a green digital innovation hub as
- EU launches the Youth Empowerment Fund
New partnership with the world’s largest youth organisations to support young people contributing to the SDGs The European Commission and the world’s largest youth organisations, the “Big Six”, announced a partnership to launch the EU Youth Empowerment Fund, to be implemented through the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM). It marks the first anniversary
- Decolonise international development consulting
We had a discussion today among colleagues of INTRAC and other leading organisations on decolonising consultancy. Here are some thoughts about it. Please follow INTRAC and join the discussion: https://www.intrac.org/tag/decolonising-consultancy/ Is international development consulting colonial? In certain ways, international development consulting can be characterised as colonial, however it is crucial
- Global Gateway: EU and Latin America and the Caribbean step up action to promote inclusive and equal societies
European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, announced a new EU programme worth €60 million to step up action against inequalities and to promote inclusive and equal societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Commissioner made the announcement at the EU – Latin America and Caribbean Forum bringing together
- Some thoughts on Learning from Evaluations
Speaking evidence to power Reporting evaluation results and communicating them effectively to policymakers and program managers is critical for improving uptake at the policy level and programming. By following the recommendations outlined in this article, evaluators can safeguard that their evaluation results are clear, concise, and actionable, and that they
- UN University report #InterconnectedRisks warns about risk tipping points with irreversible impacts on people and planet
Interconnected Disaster Risks 2023 A United Nations University report released today finds that drastic changes are approaching if risks to our fundamental socioecological systems are not addressed. The Interconnected Disaster Risks report 2023 published by the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) warns of six risk tipping points ahead of… Continue reading UN University report #InterconnectedRisks warns about risk tipping points with irreversible impacts on people and planet
- Reaching the poorest and moving to scale: Exploring emerging practice and trade-offs
In recent years there has been a surge in government-led economic inclusion programs. Economic inclusion’s roots are grounded in approaches that are shown to be effective in reaching people living in extreme poverty. Yet one of the biggest challenges as programs scale up is determining the target groups to be included and how to prioritize… Continue reading Reaching the poorest and moving to scale: Exploring emerging practice and trade-offs
- 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
- Systems Mapping: How to build and use causal models of systems
Authors: Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Alexandra S. Penn Highly commended by Rick Davies, both for the content, and for making the whole publication FREE !! Available in pdf form, as a whole or in sections here Overview Contents: Introduction Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Alexandra S. Penn Pages 1-19 Open Access PDF Rich Pictures Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Alexandra S. Penn Pages 21-32 Open Access PDF Theory… Read More Systems Mapping: How to build and use causal models of systems
- New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines
IEO’s evaluation guidelines now available in all six UN languages! In December, the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) launched its evaluation guidelines in all six official UN languages. UNDP evaluators work all over the world, in different contexts and cultures. To support the process, IEO developed an easy-to-use set of guidelines in the six languages… Read More New UNDP Evaluation Guidelines
- Evaluation Support Service Library | Evaluation in crisis, dissemination of evaluations, and evaluation in hard-to-reach areas
EVALUATION SUPPORT SERVICE LIBRARY The library section of the Evaluation Support Service offers a wide range of resources in relation to the three themes shown below: evaluation in crisis, dissemination of evaluations, and evaluation in hard-to-reach areas (HRA). The resources have been compiled and developed by the Evaluation Support Service team. If you have questions on the… Read More Evaluation Support Service Library | Evaluation in crisis, dissemination of evaluations, and evaluation in hard-to-reach areas
- EvalCrisis – lessons learnt at EU Evaluation Support Service
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 carried out an in-depth analysis of all materials… Read More EvalCrisis – lessons learnt at EU Evaluation Support Service
- How well are development & humanitarian actors doing in their #COVID19 response & recovery efforts? How can they improve?
The Lessons from Evaluation series by the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition provides timely summaries of evaluation evidence to inform the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These demand-driven summaries, are authored by different Coalition participants and drawn from the collective evidence base of all. Findings Nine key lessons were identified across five functional areas- Partnerships and Operations, Management, Communications,… Read More How well are development & humanitarian actors doing in their #COVID19 response & recovery efforts? How can they improve?
- Knowledge4Policy (K4P) is the EU Commission's platform for evidence-based policymaking.
Knowledge4Policy (K4P) is the EU Commission's platform for evidence-based policymaking. Our goal: to bridge the science-policy gap by bringing together evidence for policy from scientists across Europe, to policymakers across Europe.
- World Bank Gender Data Portal
The World Bank's Gender Data Portal makes the latest gender statistics accessible through compelling narratives and data visualizations to improve the understanding of gender data and facilitate analyses that inform policy choices.
- Genderaction Dashboard
The GENDERACTIONplus data dashboard contains visual reports that display important metrics on women in science and higher education. The reports help users to quickly visualise and drill down on trends and patterns in official statistics to answer policy questions on gender equality in research, higher education, and innovation.
- Resource package on gender mainstreaming in EU development cooperation
This on-line Resource Package (RP) intends to offer practical guidance on how to promote gender equality and achieve more equitable and sustainable development results.
- Causal Map: Identify and visualise causal connections in speech and writing
Causal Map is a new online research tool, a way to code, analyse and visualise fragments of information about what causes what. Use it to make sense of what interviewees tell you in social science research. Use it to visualise stakeholders’ experiences of how a programme or intervention is working and create collective empirical ‘theories of change’.
- Humanitarian Atlas: OCHA - Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Un outil mis à la disposition de la communauté humanitaire pour faciliter la planification et l'implémentation des activités humanitaires en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre.
- tools4dev - Practical tools for international development
tools4dev provides templates, reviews and how-to guides for international development and aid professionals.