New website on Fall Armyworm launched by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FAO has launched a new website to help countries, and farmers, combat the destructive Fall Armyworm. The website includes practical guides for managing the pest; and monitoring tools such as the FAMEWS app.
FAO  phytosantary  Agriculture  food_security_agriculture  Food-Security 
27 days ago
Aidnography Blog on Communication for Development celebrats 300 posts
Tobias Denskus is a Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development in the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University in Sweden. He communicates for development.
communication  communications  c4d  km4dev  c4dev 
5 weeks ago
AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. It is the most quoted source on global water statistics...
data  database  water  aquaculture  Agriculture  FAO 
5 weeks ago
UN Comtrade | International Trade Statistics Database
Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables.
data  dataset  statistics  Trade  Statistiques 
5 weeks ago
Trade Map - Trade statistics for international business development
ITC Trade Map provides - in the form of tables, graphs and maps - indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive markets, as well as a directory of importing and exporting companies. Trade Map covers 220 countries and territories and 5300 products of the Harmonized System
ITC  Trade  commerce  export  import  statistics  Statistiques 
5 weeks ago
FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data since 1961
FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings
from 1961 to the most recent year available.
open_data  FAO  Agriculture  statistics  Statistiques  database 
5 weeks ago
Value Chain Development - DCED
This DCED page summarises some of the most recent, key documents.
value_chains  value-chains  Library 
6 weeks ago
Super Platforms: Connecting Farmers to Markets in Africa
This blog presents an inventory of platform models from around the world, with a focus on smallholders.
value_chains  value-chains  markets  Africa  farmer 
6 weeks ago
Recherche 112 pour la promotion de nouvelles alternatives internationales solidaires et démocratiques
Au dernier numéro de Recherches internationales le dossier central est consacré au syndicalisme international ainsi que l'éditorial "Internationalisme et migrations".
migrants  migration  syndicalisme  recherche 
8 weeks ago
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, using knowledge to improve lives and protect the planet.
Data can fight hunger. That is the belief underpinning a new partnership launched during UNGA last month.
data  Evaluation  bigdata  SDGs  databases  statistics 
10 weeks ago
KDnuggets: Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, AI
KDnuggets is a leading site on Machine Learning, Data Science, Data Mining, Big Data, and Analytics
bigdata  data  science  Evaluation  database  Learning  analytics  AI 
11 weeks ago
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is the gateway to knowledge for Food and Nutrition Security
Connecting business, science, civil society and policy. The Platform invites networks and organizations from local, regional and global levels to participate in the Platform. Come share, improve and generate new knowledge on food systems at a time when the world is facing multiple challenges.
food  Food-Security  food_security_agriculture  business 
11 weeks ago
Time to scale up decent jobs for youth #DecentJobsforYouth | INCLUDE Platform
The INCLUDE Platform, which is now partnering with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and ILO, is building upon its expertize on youth employment in the global initiative #DecentJobsforYouth. To boost positive changes in job opportunities, the alliance has opened a call for concept notes for research. Find out more and apply before 8 October.
youth  Employment  km4dev  ILO 
11 weeks ago
Handbook on Negotiating Sustainable Development Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements | United Nations ESCAP
This handbook categorises four core sustainable development provisions: environment, labour, human rights, and cooperation and technical assistance. In addition, the handbook also analyses the enforceability framework around different uses of the term “sustainability” in the four core provisions. Furthermore, the handbook offers comprehensive recommendations for the negotiation process as well as monitoring and evaluation of RTAs for sustainability.
Trade  commerce  asia  Sustainability  handbook  Evaluation 
11 weeks ago
The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) opens platform for knowledge partners
The platform ensures you have access to up-to-date knowledge and insights on inclusive business that can help you turn great ideas into practical outcomes to improve the lives of the poor.
inclusive  inclusive_business  inclusive_growth  km4dev  GIZ  network 
11 weeks ago
Evaluation reports on international media assistance in the CAMECO library
CAMECO has collected openly accessible publications of media assistance evaluations.
Evaluation  evaluierung  media  Report  libraries  Library 
12 weeks ago
World Trade Organization (WTO) opens access to documents in iLibrary
WTO iLibrary is the online library of the World Trade Organization (WTO) featuring its publications, reports and periodicals.
WTO  Trade  commerce  Library  libraries  information 
september 2018
Tools List (Awesome and Fantastic Tools) Available on dCode
dCode is a toolkit website for decryption, ciphertexts, cheating at letter games, solve riddles, treasure hunts, etc. Opened in 2009, the site has grown steadily and improved, offering more and more tools and carried by its users, dCode has become a public site, free and open to all!
tools  visualization  text 
september 2018
CONCORD Marta Benavides online library for social justice
In these catalogues you can find the corpus of resources available online and offline in our library.
Focus on Development and Global Justice (753), Sustainable Development (155), Civil Society and CSOs (283), DEAR and Education (277), Methodologies (194)
libraries  Library  database  Research  development_knowledge  Concord  free 
september 2018
Harnessing the potential of migration for development | CIM library
This CIM section contains a list of academic publications on the impacts and opportunities created by migration in the area of development cooperation.
migrants  migration  diaspora  Development  development_information  development_research  CIM  GIZ 
september 2018
#tech2D Technology Forum for Sustainable Development, Frankfurt, Germany, 20.09.2018
Technology innovation can be a great enabler for development. The relevance of technological innovations such as speech recognition, robotics in geriatric care, 3D printing, nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence, drone use or new fuels is rapidly increasing. Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals will require action on various levels, including harnessing and maximizing the potential of technological innovation. The current technological revolution has an impact on all disciplines, industries and the world’s economy.
technology  economicthinkers  innovation  km4dev  renewables  conference  event  frankfurt  GIZ 
september 2018
From Brain Drain to Gain: The Benefits Arising from International Knowledge Networks by Silvia Montoya - NORRAG
In this NORRAG Highlights, Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), looks at the impact of student mobility on research & development and innovation in G20 countries.
migrants  migration  g20  skills  km4dev  education  knowledge  diaspora 
september 2018
Fakten und Zahlen zu Korruptionsrisiken für staatseigene Unternehmen | OECD
Der neue OECD-Bericht „State-Owned Enterprises and Corruption: What Are the Risks and What Can Be Done?“ liefert umfassende Fakten und Zahlen zu Korruptionsrisiken für staatseigene Unternehmen und schlägt Maßnahmen vor, die dem Staat als Unternehmer helfen, Korruption zu bekämpfen und die Integrität in diesem Sektor zu fördern.
korruption  transparency  wirtschaft  unternehmen  OECD 
august 2018
SDGAcademyX - Free Courses from SDG Academy
SDG Academy has moved. SDG Academy courses are now hosted on EdX. The SDG Academy is deeply grateful to EdCast for being a steadfast partner for the last 4 years.
SDG  SDGs  Learning  academic  elearning 
august 2018
Webinar: Farmers' Registry - A tool in support of small scale agriculture and rural poverty reduction | socialprotection.org
Registration of farmers and the development of datasets that also consider the socioeconomic situation of these smallholders is a tool that can generate various positive impacts in public policies and provision of services to rural workers and family farmers. In addition, the tool can also help farmers that are above the poverty line but cannot access enough credits. The registration of farmers is a tool that helps the agricultural sector at the same time as it promotes sustainable development.
farmer  Agriculture  Rural  poverty  social_development  social_protection 
august 2018
NEDS Network of Swiss Development Documentation Centres
NEDS includes the 20 most important Swiss information centres specialized in international development cooperation issues
documentation  libraries  switzerland 
august 2018
Scope and structure of German official development assistance: trends and implications for the BMZ and other ministries: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
The structure of German Official Development Assistance (ODA) is in a state of transition. Significant changes can be seen with regard to amount, scope and pattern. This article outlines the trends, provides critical reflections, offers strategic interpretations and puts forth recommendations
bmz  Germany  government  development_policy 
august 2018
Incentivising and regulating multi-actor partnerships and private-sector engagement in development cooperation: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
The inclusion of actors from the private sector is a central challenge in development co-operation. This study investigates how multi-actor partnerships and multi-stakeholder networks can provide a supporting structure in this regard.
ppp  private_sector  private  businessintelligence  development_assistance 
august 2018
Policy brief: Skills for rural employment and development Skills for Employment
This policy brief explains why action is needed to improve rural skills development in the context of the broader development challenges faced by rural communities. It outlines some of the key characteristics of education and training in rural communities, and sets out a range of policy options open to governments and social partners seeking to improve rural skills and employment opportunities. It is illustrated with examples of good practice, and concludes with a review of the support provided by the ILO for training in rural communities.
ILO  skills  Rural  Employment  Policy 
july 2018
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) supports the Missing Middle
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a multilateral mechanism to assist in the implementation of pledges made by the G20 in Pittsburgh in September 2009. The objective is to improve incomes and food and nutrition security in low-income countries by boosting agricultural productivity. GAFSP has launched a pilot initiative – known as the Missing Middle Initiative – that is focused on producer organizations (POs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In an effort to reach smallholder farmers more directly.
Rural  Agriculture  investment  funding  Funds  world_bank  CSO  Food-Security 
july 2018
InfoMigrants: reliable and verified news for migrants
InfoMigrants is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life. InfoMigrants is available in three languages: French, Arabic and English.
migranten  migrants  migration 
july 2018
Social Protection Inter-agency Cooperation Board (ILO-New York)
The Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board is a light, lean and agile inter-agency coordination mechanism—composed of representatives of international organizations and bilateral institutions—to enhance global coordination and advocacy on social protection issues and to coordinate international cooperation in country demand-driven actions.
social  social_development  social_protection  ILO  donors  UN 
july 2018
Eine Welt ohne Hunger (A World without Hunger)
Eine Welt ohne Hunger (A World without Hunger) - the world community has set a goal of sustainable development (SDG-2). By 2030 there should be no more hunger, everybody should have a balanced, healthy and sustainable diet and agriculture is to be sustained in order to also feed future generations. This BMZ website brings together many different organizations work for this common goal.
bmz  Food-Security  food  food_security_agriculture  Agriculture  km4dev  Rural 
july 2018
New Website Identifies NDC Linkages with SDGs and SDG Targets | Knowledge Hub
The website enables the user to explore linkages between countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and specific SDG targets.
For each SDG, the user is able to click on a specific country on the interactive map to see how many SDG targets are incorporated in its NDC.
At the same time, one can click on a specific SDG and determine the SDG targets each country’s NDC is aligned with, as well as which countries’ NDCs align with the highest number of targets for each specific SDG.
climate  climatechange  energy  map  maps 
july 2018
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 
july 2018
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 
july 2018
Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities
COURSE Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities
by Johan Rockström
planet  Economy  climate  biodiversity  Resources  SDG  Learning 
july 2018
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.
SDGs  2030-Agenda  UN 
july 2018
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  GIZ  GDI  citizenship  accountability 
july 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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  growth  hdr 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
june 2018
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 
may 2018
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 
may 2018
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  forum  economicthinkers 
may 2018
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 
may 2018
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  aid  aid-effectiveness  aideffectiveness  aid_effectiveness  aid_reform  Evaluation 
may 2018
DFID Evaluation reports - GOV.UK
This site brings together all documents relating to DFID Evaluation reports.
DFID  UK  Evaluation  Report  database 
may 2018
Your Life - Contraception has many choices
Which Contraception is right for me?
sex  health  life  youth 
may 2018
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 
april 2018
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.
globalization  globalisation  world  Economy  economicthinkers 
april 2018
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  social_development 
april 2018
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  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  graphics 
march 2018
Donor Mapping Overview - Inclusive 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.
inclusive_business  inclusive_growth  donors 
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  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.
business  networking  practice  poverty  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  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
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