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  • African-European youth exchange for skills development – Web Conference today

    Invitation to a Web Conference African-European youth exchange for skills development – Presentation of Ideas Paper Friday, 27 November 2020 | 9-11 AM (CET) | Digital via WebEx Please register here https://inbasmeetings.webex.com/inbasmeetings/j.php?RGID=r21bf97827676def567d3a5dae57761b6 We cordially invite you to participate in a digital conference on Skills in Youth Exchange in the framework

  • 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

  • Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode

    Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1 by Karsten Weitzenegger, updated 7 May 2020 Evaluation can inform global policy decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, M&E systems themselves are affected by the current crisis. Here is a quick review of recent literature. This may guide evaluators and managers in


  • 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… Read More 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,… Read More Germany debates law to make Global Value Chains fair

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

    Originally posted on 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 USD?260. Her company produces about 16 tonnes of dried pineapple a year sold in many shops and supermarkets in…

  • COVID-19 and the human development crisis: what have we learnt?

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and special adviser to the OECD Secretary-General on development This blog is part of?a series on tackling COVID-19?in developing countries. Visit?the OECD?dedicated page?to…

  • The Future of Financing for Development

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Mahmoud Mohieldin, United Nations Special Envoy for the 2030 Agenda, and Benjamin Singer, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide.…

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles

    Evaluation as intervention in food systems transformation: Global Alliance welcomes the launch of Blue Marble Evaluation  The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together to transform global food systems now and for future generations, welcomes the launch of Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles,… Read More Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles

  • What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

    Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations: While not being the “gold standard” in development evaluation, they are nevertheless a great tool to measure impact and outcome of development interventions – even more if theory-driven and including qualitative components. … here is the English version of a recent DEval video. Rigorous impact evaluation has only been used… Read More What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

  • Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2

    UNICEF Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs are pleased to announce the Webinar: “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 2  Presenter: Michael Bamberger Discussant: Dorothy Lucks – EVALSDGs Co-Chair Moderator: Kassem El-Saddik – EVALSDGs Vice Chair Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST) Webinar will start at 9:00am sharp. Find your local time here. Click here to join the meeting. Please note that this… Read More Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2

  • UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era

    Dear Colleagues Thank you very much for participating in the UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era”  – Part 1, held on 9 April 2019. Please find below the link to the webinar recording, presentation and  complexity checklist Webinar recording “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 1 Presentation Complexity Checklist As… Read More UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era

  • UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.

    EVALSDGs The webinar will be delivered by Michael Bamberger. Florence Etta and Dorothy Lucks will act as moderator and discussant respectively.The Webinar has been scheduled for   Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST)Part 2 of the webinar will be done in 2 monthsClick here to join the meeting:  Join The WebinarFor more information please see flyer View… Read More UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.

Websites of the Month

  • Useful methods and ideas | Participatory Methods

    These pages provide a more in depth look at a whole range of issues, ideas, theories and methods. They aim to give detail and explanation, provoke thinking, offer resources and the opportunity to comment.

  • The Sustainable Development Goals Trade Monitor

    The Sustainable Development Goals Trade Monitor was launched on 20 October by the WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC). The online portal collates the latest progress in achieving the trade-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

  • New Toolbox of Selected Agricultural Trade Policy Instruments

    This toolbox is the result of three workshops with three regional African farmers' organisations (EAFF, SACAU, ROPPA) and their members. It aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of agricultural trade policy by presenting and explaining a selection of twelve key instruments.

  • Sustainable Development Goals - Resources for educators

    Complementary to the UNESCO guidance document - Education for Sustainable Development Goals - Learning Objectives, this resource bank has been designed for educators, education planners and practitioners. It offers hundreds of pedagogical ideas for classroom activities and multimedia resources detailing how best to integrate ESD into teaching and learning, from early childhood care through secondary education.

  • Click4it has training definitions, methods, tools, resources and tool kits.

    The Click4it wiki is a knowledge base repository of training definitions, methods, tools, resources and tool kits. As a dynamic channel for collaboration and knowledge sharing the wiki should continuously grow and expand to include additional content generated by internal and external contributors. Currently the Click4it holds over 500 entries on methods and tools, among which a number of downloadable and ready-to-use materials such as toolkits, checklists and step-by-step instructions.

  • ILO Portal: Youth employment

    ILO’s activities on youth employment span over advocacy, knowledge development and dissemination, policy and technical advice and capacity building services.

  • Google helping you work, teach and learn from anywhere

    If your school or business has been disrupted by current events, visit Google's remote working page for a list of useful resources.

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