The SDGs can add the missing context to Poverty Analysis

by Karsten Weitzenegger, Member of PEGNet Poverty, hunger, well-being, education, and ecosystem health are interrelated. The relationships are nonlinear, dynamic, and complex. The SDGs help analysts to understand the this interlinked context. Recognizing the intrinsic linkage between poverty eradication and sustainable development, Agenda 2030 calls for global transformation that focuses on ending poverty, protecting the… Read More The SDGs can add the missing context to Poverty Analysis

DCED Global Seminar on Results Measurement 24-26 March 2014, Bangkok

Following popular demand, the The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development DCED is organising the second Global Seminar on results measurement in the field of private sector development (PSD), 24-26 March 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Seminar is being organised in cooperation with the ILO and with financial support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic… Read More DCED Global Seminar on Results Measurement 24-26 March 2014, Bangkok

From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

This week the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) published thirteen outcome stories. “Islands of success” in the middle of an ambitious “ocean of change”. For instance, in Cambodia, the story of drip irrigation farming linked to market opportunities demonstrates how improved water efficiency, primarily in the form of irrigation drip-kits, resulted in… Read More From Outcome Stories to Strategy | CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects

Brookings Global Working Papers | No. 50 | January 2013 Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects (Phase 2) By: Arntraud Hartmann, Homi Kharas, Richard Kohl, Johannes F. Linn, Barbara Massler and Cheikh Sourang http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2013/01/ifad-rural-poor-kharas-linn The challenge of rural poverty and food insecurity in the developing world remains daunting. Recent… Read More Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD’s Experience, Lessons and Prospects

International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

Not long ago, ‘research’ was a dirty word in international-development circles. The prevailing view was that the time and money available should be spent implementing aid projects rather than analysing their effects in detail. For most projects, assessment was limited to tracking how much they spent and whether they reached their end points. That is… Read More International aid projects come under the microscope | Nature

World DataBank: New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more

You’ll find a large amount of data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative: for time-series alone, there are some 8,000 indicators for around 200 countries. http://databank.worldbank.org/data/databases.aspx Available are six topics so far: poverty, gender, jobs, health, financial inclusion, and the policy and institutional framework in African countries. World Development Indicators (WDI) is the… Read More World DataBank: New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

The Imp-Act Consortium has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the “What works for clients?” research initiative, with the aim of finalising our research methodology and identifying a principal researcher and research team. Expressions of interest (EOIs) will be accepted until 1 October 2012. The Imp-Act “What works for clients?” initiative is about testing… Read More Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also… Read More Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank