The right to the city Agenda places human rights at the front for the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda implementation
The Right to the City Global Platform brings a dedicated programme within and outside of the United Nations building during the High-Level Political Forum. This programme focuses on drawing attention to the local and global struggles of communities around the world that work every day to defend the right to the city, facilitating the participation of organizations and groups whose voices are often silenced or not heard.
Cities  citizenship  rights  humanrights  human_rights  SDG  urban  urbanisation  urbanplanning  habitat 
4 days ago
Evaluation for Development. A focus on the Global South.
This blog by Zenda Ofir is aimed at those of us who want to keep up with the newest developments in evaluation, and who want to push its boundaries so that evaluation can contribute successfully to sustainable development worldwide.
Evaluation  evaluationsinstrumente  evaluierung  Africa  Afrique  Afrika  Development  development_effectiveness 
10 days ago
Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities
COURSE Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities
by Johan Rockström
planet  Economy  nature  climate  biodiversity  Resources  SDG  Learning 
12 days ago
High-level Political Forum gathers thousands to assess global efforts to realize Sustainable Development Goals
On 9-18 July 2018, the world will come together at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to evaluate where we stand in this joint quest for a prosperous, equal and healthy future for people and planet. 47 countries stand ready to share their efforts, lessons learned and experiences to meet the globally agreed goals.
HLPF  SDGs  2030-Agenda  UN 
15 days ago
Assessing the impact of governance programmes: GIZ support to citizen participation in local governance in Benin: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
To support citizen participation successfully, international actors should concentrate on a few mechanisms – following the motto „less is more“ - and refrain from experimenting with a high number of approaches at the same time in order to ensure clear communication to the partner municipalities. Focusing on a few approaches facilitates the goal of building sustainable institutions.
participation  Evaluation  impact_assessment  Governance  Benin  GIZ  GDI  citizenship  accountability 
15 days ago
Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG Tracker
SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations. It is the first publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving the agreed goals.
inequality  data  countries  SDGs  SDG  statistics 
17 days ago
Mapping of existing Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluations | International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation
The IOCE mapping found a total 158 VOPEs, out of which 135 are at national level, while 23 at regional and international level. The total number of VOPEs verified (that have either responded to the survey and/or have an active website) by the mapping is 96. 110 countries have been found to have a VOPE.
evalsocieties  Evaluation  map  mapping  professional  experts 
4 weeks ago
Effective evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals | International Institute for Environment and Development
Evaluation processes will play a key role in national and global review systems for the Sustainable Development Goals. IIED and EVALSDGs are publishing a series of briefings about evaluation designed to help promote effective conduct and use of evaluation in SDGs implementation, follow-up and review.
Evaluation  evalsocieties  SDG  SDGs  Methods  results  impact_evaluation  capacity_development 
4 weeks ago
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), released in 2014, has been praised for being the “most accurate reflection of the world’s poor” by including quality of life indicators.
poverty  data  database  indicators  Research 
4 weeks ago
EdCast - AI-powered Knowledge Cloud for Personalized Learning
No matter where your learning content or knowledge might be, EdCast helps your learners discover it and use it.
Make every individual a contributor to create a high-performance organization.
elearning  Learning  welthandeln  Training  capacity_building  capacity_development 
4 weeks ago
OECD iLibrary | Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy
In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies. Facilitation efforts undertaken by various countries around the world also show that the benefits of such measures clearly compensate the costs and challenges posed by their implementation.
Trade  aid  AfT  OECD  commerce 
5 weeks ago
The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 : Building a Sustainable Future
The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fisheries, and ecosystems. This book targets policy makers but will engage anyone committed to building a sustainable future for the planet.
worldbank  world_bank  wealth  growth  hdr 
5 weeks ago
Towards a more accountable G20? Accountability mechanisms of the G20 and the new challenges posed to them by the 2030 Agenda: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
This new Discussion Paper published by DIE discusses the concept of accountability in the context of the G20, analyses the existing mechanisms pertaining to the accountability of the group and examines the challenges that the new role of the G20 with regard to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development poses to them.
g20  accountability  G8 
5 weeks ago
Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018 | Read the OECD Report online
The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence will be key. A more coherent multilateral system will be essential to reconcile
SDG  SDGs  OECD  coherence  2030-Agenda  un 
6 weeks ago
How to stem the tide of fake news, ditigal propaganda and agressive trolling | D+C - Development + Cooperation
D+C briefing: Dangerous disinformation
How to stem the tide of fake news, ditigal propaganda and agressive trolling
media  media:document  public  framing 
6 weeks ago
D+C - Development + Cooperation has a Blog
This blog offers you comments on recent events written by members of D+C’s editorial team. You’ll find one or two posts per week. The guiding question is whether something is good or bad for global development.
Development  development_knowledge  Germany  editor 
6 weeks ago
Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it — The Gender and Development Network
This guidance note, developed by the Gender Development Network, together with Oxfam, CARE and the WFD, has been written to help practitioners to integrate an understanding of gender and it social, economic and political effects into each stage of a political economy analysis. To provide concrete ideas about how to actually do a gendered political economy analysis using the tools in the guide, the Note uses a possible development problem as a worked example at each step of the note.
gender  Economy  economic  analytics 
6 weeks ago
Vienna Economic Forum is popularising and promoting investment opportunities in the region from the Adriatic to the Black Sea
Vienna Economic Forum is becoming a place of definition, encounter, and of realising the public and private interests in connection with the various projects in the region as part of a united Europe.
Europe  European  investment  mediterranean  enlargement  forum  economicthinkers 
8 weeks ago
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development get more accessible
German BMZ redesigned the issues overview page. You can now comfortably navigate via the A to Z register or use the new topic search.
bmz  Germany  development_assistance 
9 weeks ago
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact #ICAI scrutinises UK aid spending
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact scrutinises UK aid spending. We work to ensure UK aid is spent effectively, for those who need it most, and delivers value for UK taxpayers.
uk  dfid  ICAI  aid  aid-effectiveness  aideffectiveness  aid_effectiveness  aid_reform  Evaluation 
9 weeks ago
DFID Evaluation reports - GOV.UK
This site brings together all documents relating to DFID Evaluation reports.
DFID  UK  Evaluation  Report  database 
9 weeks ago
beesmart.city is a smart city solutions database
The smart city market is currently neither transparent nor digitalized. bee smart city provides an efficient toolset for smart city analysis and for facilitating collaboration and the successful implementation of the best smart city solutions available.
Cities  urban  urbanplanning  urbanism 
11 weeks ago
Future of Globalisation - International Development Blog from the German Development Institute
The blog provides a platform for debates on current world economic issues, global power shifts and the roles of formal and informal global governance institutions and relevant networks. The blog posts, appearing on every first and third Wednesday each month, are written by researchers from international renown institutions, amongst them numerous prestigious think tanks from rising powers, and from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Our intention is not only to write for specialists in academic and government circles, but also to reach the broader public interested in global economic governance.
12 weeks ago
Kate Raworth proposes Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
planet  growth  politics  economic  Resources  Doughnut  social_development 
12 weeks ago
New Insights on Women’s Mobile Phone Ownership | CGAP
The 2016 Gallup World Poll shows that 8 in 10 women worldwide own a mobile phone. Yet far fewer have financial accounts, pointing to the fact that promoting mobile phone ownership does not easily lead to financial inclusion. A new CGAP publication highlights global trends in women's mobile phone ownership and barriers to mobile money uptake, from technical literacy to restrictive cultural norms.
mobile  mobiltelefon  banking  MFIs  poverty  cgap  women 
april 2018
Financing for sustainable development - OECD DAC Portal
In support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the OECD advances key issues on development finance through data collection and reporting, establishing statistical measurement frameworks, and analysis on a variety of development finance topics.
oda  OECD  financial  Development  development_assistance  development_policy 
april 2018
EU Presidency Guide - How to engage with EU Presidencies? CONCORD Guide
CONCORD published a toolkit for engaging with EU presidencies. The main objectives are to equip CONCORD members and their national partners with the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively engage with EU Presidencies; and to contribute to build the capacity of national civil society actors working on international development to use EU Presidencies as advocacy opportunities both at national and European levels.
eu  europeaid  lobbying  concord 
april 2018
CONCORD Report on Aid and Migration: the externalisation of Europe's responsibilities
What are the links between the EU’s Aid and Migration agendas in the current migration context? Aiming at clarifying how EU’s development cooperation and migration agendas are interlinked in today’s EU policies, our new report identifies 3 trends outlining how EU aid is used to curb migration and draws a couple of key recommendations. This report is accompanied by animated infographics.
migranten  migration  migrationsforschung  aid  aid_reform  ODA  Concord 
april 2018
Achieving SDGs through Enhanced Development Cooperation in East and North-East Asia | United Nations ESCAP
This report shows the recent trends of the regional development cooperation in East and North-East Asia (ENEA). Over the past decades, some countries in the region started to play an increasingly important role in foreign aid regimes. The paper addresses four aspects of the trends: global and regional as well as opportunities for development cooperation; ENEA experience in development cooperation; issues and challenges of development cooperation in the sub-region; and enhancement of development cooperation to achieve sustainable development
asia  SDGs  china  vietnam  japan  corea  indonesia  international  Cooperation 
april 2018
Visual Cinnamon's Learning Data Visualization
Visual Cinnamon's Learning Data Visualization. This curated list includes posts about learning data visualization, how experts go about designing their work, and useful best practices to know. There are also links to useful books and tutorials.
visualization  data  Learning  graphics  tutorials 
march 2018
Teach it Simple is a fun set of illustrated lessons
Created by ('the evaluation cartoonist') Chris Lysy, this is a fun set of illustrated lessons collected through conversation with everyday teachers.
Training  visualization  data  teacher  graphics 
march 2018
Donor Mapping Overview - Inclusive Business HubInclusive Business Hub
This mapping of the IB programmes of some EU member states is intended to stimulate the coordination and exploration of synergies between initiatives.
march 2018
Etymological map of Africa - What is in a (geographical) name?
This map is interesting and evocative. Some of the names remind us of beautiful things; others of sad things – but certainly of the history and diversity of Africa.
geography  Africa  African  afrika-studien  language 
march 2018
SCORE Training for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises
The SCORE programme supports practical training and in-factory counselling that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
ILO  value-chains  value_chains  markets  Training  SME  businessclimate  work 
march 2018
BEAM Exchange - Building Effective and Accessible Markets
The BEAM Exchange is a specialist platform for knowledge exchange and learning about using market systems approaches to reduce poverty. We exist to promote, support and encourage good practice, by providing a gateway to know-how (and know-who) for policy advisors, team leaders, practitioners, researchers and consultants.
markets  business  networking  practice  poverty  m4d  km4dev  SME 
march 2018
List of #Evaluation Discussion Lists and Newsgroups
The American Evaluation Association AEA lists a list ot lists.
evalsocieties  Evaluation  evaluierung  m&e;  mande  Networks 
march 2018
Poverty Reduction Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference 2018 will be in Cotonou, Benin
The Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference 2018 on Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes in developing countries organized in cooperation with the African School of Economicswill take place in Cotonou, Benin on October 11-12, 2018.
poverty  Employment  Research  network  Africa  conference 
march 2018
Swiss SECO Report on Effectiveness in the Field of Employment
Independent experts had a close look at the projects in the Field of employment by SECO and SDC to find out how effectively these interventions improved employment and income generation. Almost 85 per cent of interventions received effectiveness scores in the range of "very good" to "satisfactory".
switzerland  SECO  Employment  Jobs  Economy  private_sector  Effectiveness  income 
march 2018
Swiss SECO Approach to Partnering with the Private Sector
This positioning paper clarifies SECO’s position in partnering with the private sector. It outlines SECO’s objectives as well as the principles governing these collaborative arrangements.
switzerland  SECO  private_sector  private  business  businessclimate  Trade 
march 2018
Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 - #Botswana, #Seychelles, #CaboVerde, #Rwanda and #Namibia score above some OECD countries
“Some African countries score better than some countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Specifically, Botswana, Seychelles, Cabo Verde, Rwanda and Namibia all score better on the index compared to some OECD countries like Italy, Greece and Hungary. In addition, Botswana and Seychelles, which score 61 and 60 respectively, do better than Spain at 57.”
corruption  transparency  Africa  OECD 
february 2018
Communication and Visibility Requirements for EU External Actions - European Commission 2018
Effective communication is an essential component of successful EU-financed cooperation projects and programmes. Partners must plan communication activities from the start of their actions. The Communication and Visibility Manual for EU External Actions of 2010 continues to apply to actions launched before the end of 2017, but partners implementing such actions are encouraged to refer also to the 'Communication and Visibility Requirements' of 2018 when planning and carrying out communication activities.
EU  European_Commission  EC  visibility  communication  c4d  projectmanagement  EuropeAid 
february 2018
Associations and Networks for Decentralisation & Local Governance
The „Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance“ (DeLoG) is an informal network of 29 bi- and multilateral development partners in the field of decentralisation and local governance. DeLOG lists other knowledge Networks on this page.
km4dev  decentralisation  decentralization  decentralization_in_government  Governance 
february 2018
Glossary of Impact Management Project helps to understand impact
The intent is to make this glossary a reference point for wide use by professionals from the public, private and philanthropic sectors, and from civil society in general. I appreciate the effort as they are trying to provide a variety of perspectives in order to find common ground or at least clarify existing confusions among different sections of evaluation professionals.
Impact  impact_assessment  impact_evaluation  glossary  jargon  Evaluation  evalsocieties 
february 2018
Union for the Mediterranean #UfM links the European Union and Mediterranean countries
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. UfM’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with tangible impact on our citizens, with an emphasis on young people and women, in order to address the three strategic objectives of the region: stability, human development and integration.
mediterranean  EU  EU-AU  Europe 
february 2018
Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation | Inter Press Service
All the nuances of the intervention must be considered in order to be able to design an impact evaluation. Therefore, the implementation and impact evaluation teams should synergize to guarantee that all the available information is accessible to both.
Evaluation  evaluierung  humanitarian  RCTs 
february 2018
Theory of change essentials online | Bond's interactive online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change
This interactive online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change for your programme or organisation which meets industry-recognised quality standards as well as donors' requirements.
Evaluation  evaluationsinstrumente  toc  change  change_management  theory 
january 2018
#C20 moves to Argentina 2018 - Civil 20 dialogue with G20 policymakers
The G20 engagement groups are representatives of different civil society stakeholders from the G20 states. The non-governmental organizations move the civil society C20 to Argentina now. They meet in tandem with the G20 and keep up a dialogue with policymakers.
g20  c20  argentina  Civil  Civil_Society  NGOs  policymaking 
january 2018
The IDEAS Guide and Facilitators' Guide | A guide for media and communication projects
This IDEAS Guide is for organisations and people who are doing small
media and communication projects. It is designed to cater for a range of different skill levels in evaluation. It is ideal for project managers and team members responsible for reporting and evaluation, as well as any other participants who are interested in evaluation. The IDEAS Guide leads you through the process of designing a project, and thinking about the project’s evaluation. The guide is focused on how to do useful evaluation for learning and continual project improvement. To achieve this, it is important to think about the evaluation of the project as you design it, and to learn from evaluation during the implementation of the project. Focusing on what you can learn by carrying out a project is especially important when the project idea is new and innovative.
Evaluation  evaluationsinstrumente  mande  media  communication  c4d  guide 
december 2017
The EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework #EURF measures EU aid performance
The EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework (EURF)has been developed as part of the implementation of the commitment to strengthen the capacity of DG International Cooperation and Development to monitor and report results, enhancing accountability, transparency and visibility of EU aid, as articulated in the 'Agenda for Change'.
EuropeAid  European_Commission  EU  aid-effectiveness  aid_effectiveness  aid_reform  aid_transparency  indicators 
december 2017
Open Development Mekong shares open data for South East Asia
Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is an ‘open data’ website, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. It stimulates public demand, builds coalitions, and offers a constantly evolving platform to support the transparent sharing and analysis of data to improve and inform constructive dialogue and decision making for sustainable and equitable development
Cambodia  opendata  maps  statistics  ASEAN  asia  Mekong  SouthEastAsia  vietnam  Thailand  Myanmar 
december 2017
InterAcademy Council mobilises the world’s best science to advise decision-makern on issues of global concern
The IAC is client-driven and works on a project-by-project basis. It has developed mechanisms and procedures to guarantee the scientific quality of its reports, the policy-relevance of its recommendations and the absence of regional or national bias. The IAC collaborates closely with the IAP - the global network of science academies, the InterAcademy Medical Panel, the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, and the International Council for Science. The IAC Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
advice  academic  international  professional  policymaking  SDGs  netherlands 
december 2017
Global SDG Indicators Database provides access to data compiled through the UN System
This is the official website of the United Nations providing information on the development and implementation of an indicator framework for the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Global SDG Indicators Database. This platform provides access to data compiled through the UN System.
SDG  SDG_statistics  indicators  statistics  Statistiques  UN  database 
december 2017
Politicians’ perspectives on voice and accountability: evidence from a survey of South African local councillors - Making All Voices Count - Politicians’ perspectives on voice and accountability: evidence from a survey of South African local councillo
Citizens and civil society actors ought to recognise that individual politicians are likely to process information and take action in a manner that is strongly mediated by their own characteristics, social networks and life experiences.
Policy  policymaking  local-government  accountability  South_Africa  Civil_Society  decentralisation 
december 2017
Multiannual Financial Framework : Making the case for a strong EU development cooperation budget - CONCORD
The European Union has demonstrated great leadership in making the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris climate agreement or human rights conventions. The next Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) will need to reflect these existing commitments and provide the EU with the sufficient budget to positively contribute to development cooperation. CONCORD's Position Paper outlines selected key issues related to the EU’s development and humanitarian funding.
EU  EU-AU  EuropeAid  Concord  2030-Agenda  climate  HR  Europe 
december 2017
ASEAN Statistical Report on Millennium Development Goals 2017 | ASEANstats
This report highlights important areas where ASEAN has effectively managed to bridge and narrow the development gaps between the
ASEAN-6 and the CLMV. In several instances, the CLMV countries have outpaced the ASEAN-6 countries, not only by the 1990 rates
of progress being completed faster, but even passing the level of the ASEAN-6 countries such as in regard to lower rates of maternal
mortality and their higher shares of people with improved drinking water sources. An SDG report will follow in 2018.
ASEAN  CLMV  statistics  Statistiques  mdgs  SDG  asia  Cambodia  Lao  Vietnam  Myanmar 
december 2017
The 11 Things Everyone Should Know About Piloting a Survey - SocialCops
By testing out your survey in advance, you can predict any problems that might arise during the actual roll-out. For example, a pilot can help you learn how surveyors should be traveling from place to place, whether you should inform respondents in advance, what your surveyors should carry with them, and more.
survey  testing  social_development  statistics  data  social  methodology  Methods  Research 
december 2017
#Finland's aid allocations reflect its committement to the #2030Agenda. OECD-DAC Peer Review 2017
The OECD Development Co-operation Peer Review #Finland 2017 assesses the performance of Finland, including how its commitment to the 2030 Agenda translates into action on the ground and how it can strengthen its partnerships with a view to adopting a whole-of-Finland approach in the face of steep budget cuts.
finland  OECD  DAC  development_assistance  development_policy 
december 2017
Argentina's G20 agenda focusses on the future of work, infrastructure for development, and food security
Argentina’s three priorities for the G20 in 2018 are: the future of work, infrastructure for development, and food security. Beyond these priorities, the G20 agenda will focus on eleven “thematic areas”. For those interested in the C20 engagement group, it will be chaired by Poder Ciudadano, with the Argentine Network for International Cooperation (RACI) serving as co-chair.
climate  g20  Development  Economy  Finance  Trade  argentina  c20  Food-Security 
december 2017
Updating the DAC Evaluation Criteria, Part 1. Their enduring and endearing influence - EVALUATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
A fundamental rethink of how we conceptualise and use our evaluation criteria for development, by Zenda Ofir.
Evaluation  evalsocieties  criteria  OECD  Methods  SDGs  2030-Agenda  South_Africa 
november 2017
Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide | ALNAP
The ALNAP Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide supports evaluation specialists and non-specialists in every stage of an evaluation, from initial decision to final dissemination.
Evaluation  evaluationsinstrumente  humanitarian  guide  guidelines  mande 
november 2017
TWI2050 | The World in 2050 (TWI2050)
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) is a global research initiative in support of a successful implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. The goal of TWI2050 is to provide the fact-based knowledge to support the policy process and implementation of the SDGs.
science  T20  Research  future  climate  development_research  SDGs 
november 2017
World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice | Oxford Academic
By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivise renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperilled biosphere.

These words are signed not by an isolated visionary scientist but by 15 364 climate experts giving a catastrophic warning to Humanity. The world is at a crossroads and the following months can be milestones in tackling the issues of climate change which brings with it social injustice and power imbalances
climatechange  growth  degrowth  science  biodiversity  planet 
november 2017
URBANET | Cities & Climate Change Infographics
How does climate change impact cities and urban citizens around the world, and what can cities do to not further contribute to global warming? URBANET's infographics show current trends regarding issues such as water and energy supply, solid waste management, and urban green.
climate  climatechange  Cities  urban  urbanplanning  infographics  visualization 
november 2017
UE4SD : University Educators For Sustainable Development
The focus of UE4SD is professional development of university educators in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This web resource was created by the UE4SD Steering Group and developed with input from across the UE4SD partnership. The examples in the Practices section were prepared by project partners across Europe to share the UE4SD experiences, tools and best practices.
teaching  education  Sustainability  ESD  university  BNE 
november 2017
Why Development Finance Institutions Use Tax Havens | Center For Global Development
The lack of evidence around the tax impact of using offshore vehicles is a thorny problem. The question of whether poor countries are deprived of tax revenues cannot be answered without specifying a realistic alternative, and that requires more than data—it requires informed but subjective judgements. But if it is wrong to ask DFIs to stop using tax havens, it is right to ask them to do more to enable public scrutiny of those investments. DFIs must invest effort into defining the tax implications of the offshore structures they use, and make that information public.
tax  offshore  Finance  DFI  development_finance  fiscal 
november 2017
Global Leadership Academy - we do change
The immense challenges we face as a global community require a fundamental shift in our thinking.
GIZ's Global Leadership Academy creates spaces in which decision-makers from the fields of policy-making, business, research and civil society come together to look at global challenges from a completely different angle.
leadership  welthandeln  GIZ  policymaking  dialouge 
november 2017
Adaptation Fund helping developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change
The Adaptation Fund was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has committed US$ 462 million in 73 countries since 2010 to climate adaptation and resilience activities.
climate  climatechange  adaptation  financing  resilience 
november 2017
Inclusive Business Accelerator: Private sector engagement at the #BoP
To connect entrepreneurs to different players in the ecosystem we have created a matchmaking platform for entrepreneurs, professional advisors, impact investors, NGOs, governments and anyone who is interested in the growing Inclusive Business space.
inclusive_business  inclusive_growth  business  network  investment 
november 2017
Decentralisation and Local Governance mini-site on capacity4dev.eu
This mini-site provides short summaries, videos and additional resources (project summaries, publications, evaluations, and much more!) with regards to various topics and knowledge areas in the field of Decentralisation and Local Governance.
decentralisation  decentralization_in_government  local-government  local_government 
november 2017
SDGs and Climate Action interlinked at the heart of COP23 (Various events) Tickets, Bonn | Eventbrite
Every step taken for Climate Action is a step further in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) will be a an exciting forum to take big steps further. We will be activey supporting UNFCCC and member states in raising awareness about the interconnectedness of the SDGs and Climate Action and the need for multiple stakeholders working together to achieve change while bringing citizen voices to decision makers to deliver their message of what matters most.
cop23  CoPs  climate  climatechange  events 
november 2017
IMPACT2C web-atlas shows impacts of a 2°C global warming
Interactive web-atlas shows the impacts of a 2°C global warming on various European sectors and some key vulnerable regions outside Europe
climate  climatechange  maps  map  Global  co2  SDG13 
november 2017
Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance Library (HELP) | ALNAP
The biggest online repository of lessons in the sector now has a state of the art intelligent search function. This should make resources easier to find!
help  Library  database  best_practice  Evaluation  Methods 
november 2017
ALNAP | Strengthening Humanitarian Action
The website contains some exciting new features, including an upgraded Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance Library (HELP) with a much improved search function. This will hugely enhance access to a comprehensive library of knowledge and learning to help improve the performance of humanitarian action.
humanitarian  network  action 
november 2017
GIZ Toolbox Trade
The Toolbox provides guidelines, project examples, useful links and plenty of other information on all project phases of a typical project in the area of trade.
Trade  commerce  export  markets  GIZ  toolbox 
october 2017
IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Our findings provide valuable options to policymakers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by prestigious research funding agencies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Research  ThinkTank  systems  Global  environment  policymaking 
october 2017
Going forward with Agenda 2030 - Leaders sharing experiences - Government.se
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was a critical milestone for the world and our planet. Nine countries came together in an informal high-level group to help maintain political support at the highest level for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The group has compiled a brochure offering glimpses of its ongoing work to fulfil the Agenda.
SDGs  SDG  2030-Agenda  sweden  Germany  brazil  Colombia  Tanzania  Liberia  South_Africa  Tunisia  Timor_Leste 
october 2017
Staying on track with the Sustainable Development Goals- What evaluation can teach us | Independent Evaluation Group
What IEG has learned about the Sustainable Development Goals through evaluating the World Bank Group’s work. Caroline Heider reports.
Evaluation  evalsocieties  worldbank  IEG  Learning  MEAL  SDGs  SDG 
october 2017
Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016 - European External Action Service
This report gives a broad picture of the EU's human rights efforts towards third countries in 2016, and encompasses two parts: The first part is thematic, and pays particular attention to the human rights approach to conflicts and crises, main human rights challenges and human rights throughout EU external policies. The second part is geographical and covers EU actions in third countries, thus mapping in detail the human rights situation across the globe.
human_rights  humanrights  European_Commission  EU  conflict  Crisis  democracy 
october 2017
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