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Here's Your Post-MDG International Development Agenda | UN ...

Here's Your Post-MDG International Development Agenda | UN ... | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
This is a big moment for the international development community, donor nations, developing countries…and maybe even human beings as a species. For nearly a year, a group of top international figures — known around ...
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Reserving judgment because the MDGs were such an operational mess.

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Mali offered more than €3bn in aid – with strings attached - The Guardian

Mali offered more than €3bn in aid – with strings attached - The Guardian | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mali offered more than €3bn in aid – with strings attached The Guardian EU development aid commissioner Andris Piebalgs said the stabilisation roadmap for Mali was the cornerstone of the international community's commitment to the...
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Ghana Aid Effectiveness Forum launches 2012 Budget tracking report - GhanaWeb

Ghana Aid Effectiveness Forum launches 2012 Budget tracking report - GhanaWeb | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
Ghana Aid Effectiveness Forum launches 2012 Budget tracking report GhanaWeb GAEF) is made up of 15 platforms representing thematic areas such as agriculture, local production and labour, gender, Millennium Development Goals, monitoring and...
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Fascinating initiative -- here's hoping it has *impact*!

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Série documentaire sur Arte : La pauvreté - un défi pour l'humanité

Série documentaire sur Arte : La pauvreté - un défi pour l'humanité | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
L’initiative "Why Poverty ?" entend susciter un débat mondial autour de la pauvreté au XXIe siècle.

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Arabs can become modern energy leaders

Arabs can become modern energy leaders | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
The Arab world might have some of the most energy inefficient countries in the world, but if they use their natural and human resources to their advantage they can become leaders in modern energy.

 

The Arab world might have some of the most energy inefficient countries in the world, but if they use their natural and human resources to their advantage they can become leaders in modern energy, believes the CEO of General Electricfor the MENA region.“A knowledge economy can solve the energy, water and food security problem – and it can address efficiency by creating jobs and improving skill sets,” said Nabil Habayeb, president and CEO of GE in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, which has been operating in the region for the past 80 years and has recently committed billions of dollars in research for sustainable energy projects. “The younger generation is worried about the crisis, which is good.”

 

“Maybe if you treat it as a crisis things will get done faster than if you treat it as a challenge,” he said.

 

The corporate leader and energy expert sees this as much as an economic issue as he does an environmental one, noting that key demands of the Arab Spring protests included not just unemployment but also access to basic resources such as electricity, to which 50 million Arabs still lack access. He also sees the opportunities in this frustration to transform the region from energy inefficient to one that uses its human and natural resources in a sustainable way.

 

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lebanon/2012/Nov-30/196600-arabs-can-become-modern-energy-leaders.ashx#ixzz2DwBVJK1Q
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

 

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Indonesia in bold move to obtain cheap drugs for HIV

Indonesia in bold move to obtain cheap drugs for HIV | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it

In a move that has surprised and delighted access to medicines campaigners, Indonesia's government has quietly issued an order to override the patents on seven important medicines used to treat people with HIV and hepatitis B and allow cheap versions to be made by local drug companies. (The Guardian, Sarah Boseley's Global Health Blog)

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» What Is Development? » Global Development: Views from the Center

The Nobel-prize winning economist Amartya Sen’s view is now widely accepted: development must be judged by its impact on people, not only by changes in their income but more generally in terms of their choices, capabilities and freedoms; and our concern includes not only the simple average but also the distribution of these improvements.

 

But development also carries a connotation of lasting change. Development consists of more than improvements in the well-being of citizens, even broadly defined: it also connotes capacity of economic, political and social systems to provide opportunities to sustain that level of well-being over time.

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Promising African Development Fund Collapses - New York Times (blog)

Promising African Development Fund Collapses - New York Times (blog) | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
Promising African Development Fund Collapses New York Times (blog) But on another level, experts say, it points to wider problems bedeviling the federal agency that financed the fund, the United States Agency for International Development, or...
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There's a fascinating case study here for the value of integrated M&E used for ongoing assessment of the value of program interventions. Course corrections while interventions are ongoing are much more valuable -- and cost-effective -- than letting good intentions and money go to waste over a couple of decades. 

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Gov. Aregbesola Identifies Good Governance As Panacea To ...

Gov. Aregbesola Identifies Good Governance As Panacea To ... | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
Gov. Rauf Aregbeshola of Osun has said that the establishment of good governance in the 36 states of the federation will go a long way to address insurgency and.
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Great to see the local voice geting out -- now if people would only be committed to the good, the bad, and the ugly lessons from evaluating efforts to foster and support good governance...

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The age of choice: developing countries in the new aid landscape (ODI)

The age of choice: developing countries in the new aid landscape (ODI) | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
This Working Paper examines the implications of the changing landscape of aid and development cooperation for developing countries.

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Will the changed landscape lead to different ‘ways of working’ for governments, traditional donors and the international aid effectiveness community?

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En RDC, la population prise en étau

En RDC, la population prise en étau | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it
Ballottés par les avancées puis le retrait des rebelles du M23, les habitants de la région de Goma sont condamnés au va-et-vient entre villages et camps de réfugiés.

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List of African mobile agriculture services and applications (oafrica.com)

List of African mobile agriculture services and applications (oafrica.com) | M&E and Evaluation | Scoop.it

Africa.com puts together a list of how African stakeholders are harnessing mobile technology to improve agricultural practices. Private companies, budding IT entrepreneurs, NGOs, as well as governments are all involved in a variety of mobile phone-based products, services, and applications aimed at boosting small-scale agriculture. Perhaps the apps out of Kenya (iCow and M-Farm) earn the most global recognition, but dozens of other projects are serving a similar need.


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Au Nord comme au Sud, l'heure du renouveau agricole. P.Canfin & S. Le Foll

A la veille de l'ouverture, lundi 15 octobre à Rome, du Comité des Nations unies sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, Pascal Canfin, ministre délégué chargé du Développement et Stéphane Le Foll, ministre de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt, exposent la position française face à la volatilité des cours et aux déséquilibres structurels.


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