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 
2 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
7 days ago
List of #Evaluation Discussion Lists and Newsgroups
The American Evaluation Association AEA lists a list ot lists.
evalsocieties  Evaluation  evaluierung  m&e;  mande  Networks 
14 days ago
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 
19 days ago
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 
20 days ago
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 
20 days ago
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 
26 days ago
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 
27 days ago
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 
4 weeks ago
Glossary of Impact Management Project helps to understand impact
When it comes to assessing and managing impact, many terms mean different things to different people, or different words are often used to mean the same thing. This glossary is not intended to be a comprehensive repository of terms used in any one discipline; rather, it is the product of a collaborative attempt to clarify the similarities and differences in language usage among a number of disciplines that often interact.
Impact  impact_assessment  impact_evaluation  glossary  jargon  Evaluation  evalsocieties 
5 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
#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 
10 weeks ago
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
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 -
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
Extractives Hub has evidence, tools and toolkits for over 40 extractives sector topics
Taking everyday decisions in the extractives sector means dealing with a dynamic body of information, which can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming to access. The Extractives Hub simplifies the search process for decision makers by providing up-to-date and trustworthy evidence, tools and toolkits for over 40 extractives sector topics from a range of sources. Registration on the site is free and open to all sector stakeholders.
extractives  industry  mining  oil  toolkit 
october 2017
Why M-PESA Is Good News for Banks | CGAP
Mobile money has reshaped the way Kenyans send, receive and store money over the past 10 years. Safaricom's mobile money service, M-PESA, has played a crucial role in this transformation, but M-PESA is only half the story. After years of falling behind mobile money, bank accounts once again outnumber mobile money accounts - by 30 percent. CGAP's new working paper and blog examine how Kenya's banks have proven they can adapt and compete in the age of mobile money.
mobile  banking  bank  Finance  credit  microfinance  Kenya 
october 2017
CEQ Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty
This Handbook is a unique manual which explains in detail the theory and practice of fiscal incidence analysis, as well as multiple new contributions developed by the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute for determining the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty.
fiscal  Finance  equality  tax  poverty  handbook 
october 2017
Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs
The Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs.
Africa  African  Afrique  Research  Library  libraries 
september 2017
RepRisk AG has data on risks in environmental, social and corporate governance #ESG
RepRisk AG is a research provider specializing in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and business conduct risks. RepRisk runs an online searchable database on the risk exposure of companies, projects, sectors and countries related to ESG issues.[4] It methodically assesses on a daily basis the risks, allegations, and criticism related to issues such as environmental degradation, human rights abuses, child labor, forced labor, fraud and corruption that can impact an organization's reputation, financial profitability, or lead to compliance issues
CSR  database  risks  environment  social  corporate  corporations 
september 2017
Aleph: everything companies tell investors, in one place
Aleph allows you to search public domain documents filed by oil & gas and mining companies to financial regulators around the world. Over 2 million documents are currently indexed and are searchable. You will find filings to SEC, SEDAR, Australian Stock Exchange News and others.
searchengine  oil  database  data  Resources  mining  gas 
september 2017
TREND analytics tracks environmental provisions in preferential trade agreements #PTAs
TREND analytics tracks almost 300 different environmental provisions relying on the full texts of almost 700 preferential trade agreements (PTAs). In a partnership of Laval University and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) the online tool TREND analytics has been developed to provide an evidence-based contribution beyond the polarised and frequently superficial discussion about trade and environment.
Trade  commerce  PTAs  environment  AfT  database 
september 2017
REN21 Renewables Interactive Map for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide
The REN21 Renewables Interactive Map is a research tool for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide. The Map offers a streamlined method for gathering and sharing information on economic development and policy frameworks in the field of renewable energies.
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renewable  renewables  energy  maps  map  Economy 
september 2017
UNU-WIDER : Extractives for development (E4D)
Natural resource wealth has often turned out to be a ‘curse’ rather than a ‘blessing’ for developing countries. Growth based exclusively on natural resources—such as oil, gas, and minerals—is often of a very narrow kind which lacks opportunities for including the poor. This condition—also called ‘the natural resource curse’ is on the focus of this project.
E4D  extractives  oil  gas  ressourcen  Resources  Research  poverty 
september 2017
IDB - Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development
Development in the Americas (DIA) 2017
IDB Flagship Publication

Despite governments’ best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean don’t have the skills they need to thrive. This book looks at what policies work, and don’t work, so that governments can help people learn better and realize their potential throughout their lifetimes.
latinoamerica  education  Policy  policymaking  skills  capabilities  capacity_building  capacity_development 
september 2017
SkillsBank is IDB's tool to explore effective skills development programs
SkillsBank is a website that provides easy access to rigorous evidence on how to promote skills at different stages of the life cycle. This tool is expected to be used by policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. SkillsBank presents evidence on how to tackle policy challenges that entail improving outcomes.
TVET  vocational  education  skills  Training  competencies  latinoamerica  Caribbean  capacity  capacity_building  capacity_development 
september 2017
Academic Network on Global Education & learning (ANGEL) coming up
The Academic Network on Global Education & learning (ANGEL), a new forum for academics and researchers in global education, is set to launch it's website in the coming weeks. You can discover more about the aims and remit of the project in this leaflet. Register with Development Education Research Centre (DERC) for updates.
Learning  education  citizenship  globaldev  welthandeln  Development_Education  WAP 
september 2017
Knowledge Portal Archive | INCLUDE Platform
Policy highlights for over 200 reports and research articles on inclusive development in Africa are available in INCLUDE’s Knowledge Base.
km4dev  Africa  inclusive_business  inclusive_growth  publications 
september 2017
New EADI Policy Paper: Development Studies and the SDGs - Mapping an Agenda
This paper explores the concepts of development and development studies and their links to Agenda 2030. It revisits earlier efforts towards a new development paradigm and thereby looks beyond the SDGs. It examines the efforts towards sustainable development as a concept within an emancipatory discourse, which should be rooted in global solidarity, justice and human dignity. It thereby advocates an agenda, which aims at rather complementing if not transcending Agenda 2030, instead of being limited to full compliance within the confinement of the SDGs. This is motivated and guided by the interest to maintain ownership by scholars over development studies instead of surrendering the power of definition to the political and aid bureaucracy.
studies  Studium  SDG  SDGs  Development_studies  development_knowledge  EADI 
september 2017
Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2017
The Trade for Sustainable Development Forum brings together business people, researchers, standards organizations and international trade officials to discuss trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards.
september 2017
Theory of Change | Knowledge Co-Creation Portal
This portal presents current thinking and work on the use of Theory of Change thinking in complex change processes. This portal is hosted by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.
ToC  change  Impact  impact_assessment  socialscience 
september 2017
CLiKC, the WCO Customs Learning and Knowledge Community
CLiKC! the WCO Training Portal gathers all training-related tools in a single portal. This website offers to the worldwide Customs Community a single entry point for WCO training activities and a collaborative portal to share and foster Customs knowledge.
customs  trade  elearning  commerce  WCO 
august 2017
Now available: background papers and think pieces from the 2016 Human Development Report
You can now access the full series of background papers and think pieces commissioned for the 2016 Human Development Report Human Development for Everyone. Topics range from: Happiness, well-being and human development to Human development, disparity and vulnerability: women in South Asia, from Achieving universalism in developing countries, to Beyond the HDI? Assessing alternative measures of human development from a capability perspective, and “The Dynamics of Horizontal Inequalities, among others.
HDR  HDI  UNDP  Human  Development  Development_studies  development_research 
august 2017
Nonprofit Tech for Good is a social and mobile media resource for nonprofit professionals
Nonprofit Tech for Good is a leading Nonprofit Tech for Good is a leading social and mobile media resource for nonprofit professionals. Created and managed by Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good focuses on providing valuable, easy-to-understand information, news, and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communications, and mobile and social fundraising. Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days (and some nights) helping nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide utilize the Web as a tool for social good.. Created and managed by Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good focuses on providing valuable, easy-to-understand information, news, and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communications, and mobile and social fundraising. Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days (and some nights) helping nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide utilize the Web as a tool for social good.
fundraising  digital  NGOs  NGO  nonprofit  c4d  technology  Civil_Society 
august 2017
GeoNetwork - The portal to spatial data and information
GeoNetwork opensource allows to easily share geographically referenced thematic information between different organizations.
geography  database  maps  data  gis  FAO 
august 2017
ZEF Data Portal opened by Center for Development Research (ZEF)
ZEF opens parts of its data stock to the scientific as well as non-scientific public by establishing a new web-based Data Portal. A particular aim is to share data with ZEF’s partners in the Global South. Due to the interdisciplinary character of our research, the data range from bio-physical measurements to socio-economic surveys.
data  database  databases  Research  statistcs  development_research  sociology 
august 2017
The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development | The Data Blog
The World Bank released the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs.
data  dataviz  database  km4dev  world_bank  SDGs  SDG  2017  maps 
august 2017
Web farmer database contributes to efficient project implementation in Indonesia | Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia
BRIA seeks to improve rice value chains and rice based nutrition in four Southeast Asia. To embrace a paperless work culture, BRIA Indonesia has been collecting and managing data of farmers participating in the BRIA programme with the BRIA database application system to avoid data repetition and manual data entry errors since 2015.
web2fordev  km4dev  maps  gis  GIZ  Indonesia  ASEAN  rice  Agriculture  farmers 
august 2017
How business can tackle ocean plastic pollution - 26-27 October 2017 - London | Innovation Forum
This two-day, multi-stakeholder forum will bring together the business community, government, innovators and NGOs. It aims to take a practical and realistic look at the steps business can take to improve practices and eradicate plastic pollution in the ocean.
plastic  ocean  environment  business  conference  innovation  technology 
august 2017
Customer Empowerment in Finance | CGAP
A growing number of financial tools like ApplePay and Venmo put choice and control in the hands of higher-income customers. Yet the concept of customer empowerment is rarely applied to the design of tools for poor people. CGAP's latest publication shares practical guidance on how to design financial solutions that give low-income customers what they want: choice, respect, voice and control.
base  empowerment  poverty  banking  microenterprise  MFIs  manual 
august 2017
Local2030 is an innovative grassroots hub of networks and resources where UN agencies and external stakeholders working in collaboration can seek solutions and implement strategies to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under the aegis of the Secretary General, it is an expansion of the Subnational Climate Action Hub that grew out of preparations for UNFCCC CoP21. Building on the Climate Action Hub concept, an idea was seeded to incubate local action across all 17 SDGs as it reaches out to include the furthest behind first.
SDG  SDGs  SDGlocal  local-government  local_government  urban  Rural 
august 2017
ASEAN Economic Integration Brief (AEIB)
The ASEAN Economic Integration Brief (AEIB) was released on 30 June 2017. The AEIB provides regular updates on ASEAN economic integration progress and outcomes. The launch of the AEIB demonstrates ASEAN’s continued communication and outreach efforts to raise stakeholder awareness of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
ASEAN  AEC  Asia  South_Asia  Regional  Integration  Economics  statistics 
august 2017
The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. Institute is a connected force for community change.
The founder's hope was to create an institute that would deeply understand community change and would help organizations and citizens work better together for a collective impact.
change  change_management  Community  Evaluation  Impact  USA  citizenscience  welthandeln 
august 2017
PEGNet Policy Brief on Land use competition in Sub-Saharan Africa's rural areas
The Policy Brief titled “Land use competition in Sub-Saharan Africa's rural areas" has been authored by Kerstin Nolte from the GIGA German Institute of Global Area and Kacana Sipangule from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

The authors argue that the recent rise in the interest for agricultural land in Africa has not only been driven by foreign investments but also by domestic investors and emerging medium - scale farmers. The authors then proceed to show that this interest in agricultural land may have adverse consequences on land pressure and land use competition between commercial interests, local livelihoods and ecosystem services. Finally they argue that land poor smallholders and pastoralists are rendered the most vulnerable by these ongoing rural transformations and that policy should focus on raising their agricultural productivity and exploiting their potential.
poverty  land  Agriculture  Africa  pastoralists  rural  livelihoods  Research 
august 2017
Practising Development shares research and knowledge among practitioners
Practising Development aims to explore ideas, discuss issues and share learning around research, information and development. Managed by INASP Oxford.
km  km4dev  Research  knowledge  knowledge-networking  INASP 
august 2017
Development-Oriented Refugee Assistance - Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future
Central factors for implementing development-oriented refugee aid: political will on the part of states; a specific framing of support; and treatment of refugees as actors.
Refugees  migration  migrants  displaced  self-help 
august 2017
Monitoring, Evaluating, and Improving by Dr. Samuel Taddesse
In Monitoring, Evaluating, and Improving, Dr. Samuel Taddesse highlights the building blocks for a robust approach to managing development results and outcomes. He recommends understanding the root causes of challenges, which requires involving stakeholders who can help brainstorm the best course of action.
Evaluation  monitoring  Monitoringandevaluation  Learning  improving  mande  books 
august 2017
Global Education Website of the North-South Centre
The North-South Centre’s work for the development of Global Education started in 1997 when the Global Education Charter was drafted and became its reference background document. Since then, the North-South Centre has been contributing to the dissemination and enrichment of Global Education through a number of initiatives.
globaldev  citizenship  Learning  education  didactics  Methods  teaching 
august 2017
Desertification is one of humankind’s greatest challenges - World Future Council
Desertification is one of humankind’s greatest challenges: land degradation and drought are increasing with climate change, and claim more lives than any other environmental disaster. This year’s Future Policy Award celebrates laws and measures that successfully combat desertification. The shortlist has now been published.
Desertification  globaldev  environment  land  Agriculture  future 
july 2017
WWINYE — What Works in Youth Employment
ILO Site to build the evidence base on youth employment programmes.
ILO  youth  Employment  Evaluation  evidence-based  km4dev  work  skills 
july 2017
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