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  • 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


  • Urgent reform of the UN can restore global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Ahead of the UN Summit of the Future in September 2024, a new SDSN report calls for a UnitedNations 2.0 to strengthen global cooperation and financing for sustainable developmentParis, France, 17 June 2024. None of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ontrack to be achieved by 2030, and only an estimated 16% of the… Continue reading Urgent reform of the UN can restore global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Diversity is key for sustainability science

    Diversity is key. La diversidad es clave. Even for sustainability science. 🌱Read about how Spanish literature can help tackle sustainability issues in Isabelle Andres latest blog post from Leuphana:

  • Reimagining cooperation in a polarized world

    The 2023/24 Human Development Report assesses the dangerous gridlock resulting from uneven development progress, intensifying inequality, and escalating political polarization, that we must urgently tackle. The report emphasizes how global interdependence is being reconfigured and proposes a path forward where multilateralism plays a pivotal role. Why does pursuing the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for… Continue reading Reimagining cooperation in a polarized world

  • 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

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • 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 are communicated in a way… Read More Some thoughts on Learning from Evaluations

  • Remote Management, Monitoring & Verification #RMMV4Dev – KfW offers Tools and Community

    KfW Development Bank has been working for some years on co-creating together with our colleagues and partners a set of Remote Management, Monitoring & Verification (RMMV) approaches, tools, and practical instructions for the International Financial Cooperation. These recommendations based on our collective experience have been recently published in the KfW  RMMV Remote Management, Monitoring, and… Read More Remote Management, Monitoring & Verification #RMMV4Dev – KfW offers Tools and Community

  • Evaluating Sustainable Pathways to Climate Resilience, FAO meeting 29 March

    Recent experiences from evaluations of IFAD, FAO, and GEF 29 March from 15:00 to 16:00h Rome time Link for registration: https://fao.zoom.us/j/99112180215 The session will explore emerging experience from recent evaluations in terms of methods, guidance, and tools to help evaluators assess the climate change related aspects of interventions in food systems, focusing on recent evaluation… Read More Evaluating Sustainable Pathways to Climate Resilience, FAO meeting 29 March

  • Impact Evaluation – A MAP OF USES

    How to choose the appropriate approach? The Impact Evaluation “Map of Uses” designed by Agence Française de Développement’s evaluation unit, Quadrant Conseil and Strategic Design Scenario is to help evaluation officers understand the nature of evaluation needs and propose possible solutions. This impact evaluation map of uses has been produced for evaluation officers, to help them understand the nature of evaluation… Read More Impact Evaluation – A MAP OF USES

  • Experience capitalisation: Learning by doing

    One of the major benefits of an experience capitalisation process is that it involves all those who are -or were- part of the experience. As in a systematisation process, this approach is believed to help identify specific innovations and practices, and -above all- to understand the reasons behind their successes or failures. Wageningen University made… Read More Experience capitalisation: Learning by doing

Websites of the Month

  • World Bank Group Academy global knowledge platform

    The WBG Academy is a global knowledge platform that seeks enhanced engagement among World Bank staff, development practitioners, government officials, think tanks and other partners, to learn from our experiences, share knowledge and discuss options to difficult development challenges.

  • GenAI-powered evaluation function at UNFPA

    This UNFPA Strategy aims at leveraging the benefits of responsible and ethical generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) while minimizing risks: it draws on the assessment of GenAI use cases in evaluation, and presents an implementation plan for GenAI-powered evaluation. It emphasizes a phased approach to digital transformation in evaluation, development of custom GenAI solutions for evaluation, and ensuring sustainability of GenAI-powered evaluation efforts.

  • Practical Guide on Contract Procedures for European Union External Actio

    PRAG, or the Practical Guide on Contract Procedures for European Union External Action, is a non-legally binding document prepared by the EC to provide all parties participating in public tendering and grant awarding procedures with practical assistance in preparing and implementing contracts in the field of external action PRAG Trainings (practical guide on contract procedures for European Union external action)

  • ​Results-Based Management Handbooks, Guides & Tools

    ​If you are interested in learning more on your own about results-based management, below are links to 50 Results Based Management handbooks, guides and websites with other tools and opinions on results-based management, related topics on planning and evaluation, and information on the donor agencies' approaches to results-based management.​​​

  • Teaching resources - Sustainicum Collection

    The Sustainicum Collection is filled with exciting teaching resources. You can choose between "Teaching Units" and "Teaching Methods".

  • Bioline International for a global understanding of health

    Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development.

  • World Bank Open Data

    Find free, accessible & high-quality #data on hundreds of indicators — from annual GDP growth to external debt, energy consumption or net migration — from +180 countries, all in one place and in five languages.

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