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Embracing Complexity in Social Enterprise Evaluation : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)

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Embracing Complexity in Social Enterprise Evaluation: Brenda Zimmerman at #NextGenEval http://t.co/p4bEBO2feN #socent
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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

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The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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The Road to 2015 Campaign: Open Data for Sustainable Development was launched today by Publish What You Fund at the UN Development Cooperation Forum in NYC. What is it about? road to 2015 logo The Road to ...
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New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil - Voice of America

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Wall Street Journal New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil Voice of America “We should expect to see the announcement of a major new multilateral development bank in which the five-member state will each contribute a...
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“Operation Condor”. Latin America: The Thirty Years Dirty War | Global #enemy

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For the Common Defense ! was a quasi-documentary short in MGM’s Crime Does Not Pay series. It was made in 1942 and featured a mysterious “Senor Castillo of the Chilean intelligence service”, who assured filmgoers that Chile was playing its part alongside the western democracies in the fight against the dictatorships and foreign agents that threatened the country.

 

 In the ruthless struggle, the main weapon, he said, was cooperation between police forces throughout North and South America.

 

The film was inspired by the FBI and designed as an attack on Nazi spies in Latin America and a demonstration of cooperation between police and intelligence services on a continental scale.

 

There, in the middle of the second world war, are the seeds of Operation Condor, a continental campaign of repression waged by Latin American dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s against the new enemy – “international communism”.


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Training Evaluation PowerPoint Slides - Animated

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Our custom illustrated Training Evaluation - Animated single slide PPT illustrates the four steps or levels that are required to evaluate a training program.
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Financial Impact of Social Impact

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Social impact has become a buzzword in business, but what does the evidence say about the success of social impact initiatives? In separate research papers, three Wharton professors -- Deborah Small, Franklin Allen and Susan Wachter -- look at whether "doing good" means doing well in different contexts: When it comes to corporate image, are "nice" firms perceived as less likely to succeed? How can banks serve rural populations and remain profitable? And can something as simple as planting a tree in an urban setting bump up real estate prices?  


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Development Progress - Exploring what works and why

Rising inequality, increased impacts from climate change, continued undernourishment and hunger. These challenges are real, they are global, and they are hitting the world's poorest the hardest....
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Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation » STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING - 9 July 2014 NY

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The Steering Committee prepares for the ministerial-level meetings and meets two or three times a year. The Steering Committee’s work is carried out transparently, ensuring that all members of the Global Partnership are consulted.

The Steering Committee will meet next in New York on 9 July 2014 and has met five times previously:

13-14 February 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria10-11 October 2013 in Washington, DC, U.S.25– 26 July 2013 in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaMarch 2013 in Bali, IndonesiaDecember 2012 in London, U.K.

Co-Chairs.

Mr. José Antonio Meade Kuribrena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico.Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development, the Netherlands.Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria.

 

Steering Committee members:Representatives of recipients of development co-operation (5)Mr. Brahim Adoum Bachar, Secretary General, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Chad.Ms. Ekaterina Parrilla, Secretary for Planning and Programming, Presidency, Guatemala.Mr. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Secretary of Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh.Ms. Noumea Simi, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Finance, Samoa.Mr. Mustafa Aria, Aid Management Director, Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan*.(* representing the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states)Representative of recipients and providers of development co-operation (1)Mr. Luis Olivera, Executive Director, Peruvian Agency for International Co-operation (APCI), Peru.

 

Representatives of providers of development co-operation (3)Mr. Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General, Director, European Commission.Ms. Youngju Oh, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea.Mr. Alex Thier, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development.

 

Representative of Arab providers of development co-operation (1)Mr. Said Aissi, OPEC Fund for International Development

 

Representative of the private sector stakeholders (1)Thomas de Man, Chairman of the Development Task Force, Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC)

 

Representative of parliamentarians (1)Mr. Martin Chungong, Deputy Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union.

 

Representative of local governments (1)Mrs. Marta Macias, Cooperation Development General Director, Catalan Government, UCLG/FOGAR.

 

Representative of civil society stakeholders (2)Mr Richard Ssewakiryanga, Uganda NGO Forum, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE);Mr Wellington Chibebe, Deputy Secretary General, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

 

Representatives of foundations (1)Mr. David Crook, Development Director, STARS Foundation.

 

Representative of multilateral development banks (1)Ms. Mariam Sherman, Director, Results, Openness and Effectiveness, World Bank.

 

Representative of the UNDP/UNDG (1)Mr. Michael O’Neill, Assistant Secretary-General & Assistant Administrator, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP.

 

Representative of the OECD/DAC (1)Mr. Erik Solheim, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, OECD.

 

A joint OECD/UNDP team provides support to the Co-Chairs and the Steering Committee.

 
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Who is Foreign Aid For? Foreigners or US Corporations?

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U.S. foreign aid is expected to promote poverty alleviation and facilitate developmental growth in impoverished countries. Yet, corporations and special interest groups have permeated even the most well-intended of U.S. ...
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Mobile for Social Impact Series: Strengthening Community Engagement With a Texting Program | ZeroDivide.org

Mobile for Social Impact Series: Strengthening Community Engagement With a Texting Program | ZeroDivide.org | DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it

As a New York City resident, my mobile phone is not only a necessary accessory to keep me occupied on the bus and in long lines at Shake Shack.

 

I can use my phone to access up-to-date information about my local community. If I text “BEACH” to 877-877, I will receive updates on City beach closings and water quality, while texting “NYCSCHOOLS” to 877-877 provides me with information about our public schools. Texting “CARE” will enroll me in a service to receive personalized reminders for people who are HIV positive.

 

Many government agencies and nonprofits use SMS (text messaging) to share information with their constituents, and some even provide two-way services, which allow users to send information back to the program and interact with service providers in real time.

 

SMS programs hold significant value; they provide people in a community with timely, easy-to-digest information about relevant issues. What we have found at ZeroDivide is that SMS programs are a powerful way to reinforce in-person collective efforts.

 

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Forget economic development - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

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That is not economic development — that is simply buying jobs in an extremely inefficient manner.
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Características de un modelo efectivo de e-Learning | Educación a Distancia

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USAID, Pope Francis, And Impact Investing - Forbes

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BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the endur...
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#MDG8 A Renewed global Partnership for Development #Post2015 #MDG

In its second report, "A renewed global partnership for development," the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development looks at the possible features fo…

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A renewed global partnership for development New York, March 2013

 

A renewed global partnership for development

 

The working group on global partnerships was created by the UN Task Team on the Post 2015 Agenda to advance thinking about the characteristics of the global partnerships that would be required to advance a development agenda after 2015.  

 

This report captures the main messages contained in the ten individual ‘think pieces’ prepared by members of the working group, which elaborate on the characteristics of global partnerships in relation to specific thematic areas. 

 

A renewed global partnership for development

 

Executive Summary

 

In today’s increasingly integrated world, the post-2015 development agenda must be conceived as a truly global agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries. The world has changed fundamentally since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration. It is faced with new challenges and opportunities,many of which require collective action.

 

The renewed global partnership for development underpinning the post-2015 development agenda will need to evolve with the changing development landscape to enable transformative changes. To do so effectively, it should build on the strengths of the current global partnership for development while going beyond its present framework. Most importantly, it will have to be based on a strong commitment to engage in collective actions with a clear distribution of tasks between developed and developing countries.Important lessons can be learned from the experience with the present global partnership for development.

 

MDG 8 has played a central role in galvanizing aid, increasing market access, providing debt relief, improving access to ICT and essential medicines and other forms of support. It also helped bring greater focus to the special needs of the most vulnerable countries. Yet,MDG 8 also had important gaps and systemic shortcomings, and there is a large discrepancy between its initial level of ambition and its implementation. In addition, MDG 8 perpetuated a “donor-recipient” type of relationship and did notpay sufficient attention to mobilizing development financing other than aid.

 

Aid remains an important source of development finance, and the international community should reaffirm and set clear timelines for achieving its official development assistance (ODA) targets, especially for countries with special needs. Part of these external resources should be geared towards increasing the capacity of developing countries to mobilize domestic resources, while also promoting good governance and combating capital flight.

 

The renewed global partnership should also continue to foster dialogue on debt sustainability beyond its narrow focus on HIPCs and should further look to build a more equitable multilateral trade system, concluding the Doha Round but also addressing supply-side constraints in developing countries, including through improved access to new technologies and long-term investment.

Further, a renewed global partnership will have to strengthen global governance by addressing weaknesses in international arrangements for collective decision-making.

 

Currently, there is an inconsistency between a rules-based multilateral trading system and an essentially unregulated financial system. Areas such as investment, technology and aid are managed at the national level or through adhoc coordination, global public goods are under provisioned, and developing countries are not adequately represented in multilateral institutions and other norm- and standard-setting bodies.Creating a more inclusive and equitable system of global governance would help strengthen coherence within the global partnership and would contribute to creating an international enabling environment for development.

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Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? - Virgin.com

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You are reading an article fromtheUnderstanding the sharing economy series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Do you understand what the sharing economy is?

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