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Payment by results: Causing a stir in Britain

Posted by CID sourced from Bond and Oxfam on 26 January 2015

Payment by Results is getting a lot of airtime in Britain at the moment. Should NGOs be jumping on the bandwagon? Michael O’Donnell from CID's counterpart in the UK, Bond, summarises the findings of some new research.

The 2014 elections in Solomon Islands: Did anything change?

Posted by CID sourced from DevPolicy Blog on 26 January 2015

What will be the impact of the Solomon Island's election's late last year? More than a fifth of CID's members including some of the largest development NGOs have programmes or partnerships in the Solomon Islands. So we thought you might be interested in what research fellow Terence Wood, who has studied this Melanesian country's electoral politics, has to say.

The SDGs: All you need to know

Posted by CID sourced from the Guardian on 26 January 2015

For all of you who know about the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the MDGs this year, but haven't had time to get up to speed on what is proposed we have the answer. Here's an interactive, easy to follow raft of infograms and background to describe, the changing the world in 17 steps. Read and share with your workmates. It is a big year for everyone working in this sector!

Ethiopia: human rights groups criticise UK-funded development programme

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 22 January 2015

Leaked World Bank report rejects claims from the Bank’s management that no link existed between their programme and villagisation. However, Anuradha Mittal, the founder of the Oakland Institute, a California-based development NGO which is active in the region, said DfID was an active participant in the programme, and should share responsibility for its failings. "Along with the World Bank and other donors, DfID support constitutes not only financial support but a nod of approval for the Ethiopian regime to bring about ‘economic development’ for the few at the expense of basic human rights and livelihoods of its economically and politically most marginalised ethnic groups.”

Asia-Pacific analysis: Asia's invisible women farmers

Posted by CID sourced from SciDev.Net on 22 January 2015

Women hold up half the sky, so goes the Chinese saying. Yet in the developing countries of Asia, they do not get half the credit for it. In the field of agriculture, women have been especially invisible to scientists new research shows just how much women do and just how much recognition of their work needs to improve.

S&T investment needed to hit water SDG targets

Posted by CID sourced from SciDevNet on 22 January 2015

Dedicated investment in science and technology will be needed to have any chance of reaching the proposed water and sanitation-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, delegates at the UN-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain, heard last week. Sustainable water management has been recognised as an important cross-cutting issue for the 17 SDGs being negotiated to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) this year.

Single SDG targets are impractical and unrealistic

Posted by CID sourced from SciDev.Net on 22 January 2015

As we move closer to defining the SDGs the debate around how to measure those goals and how to define success also advances. This report from professors in applied mathmatics and economics explains why numbers should be used to engage stakeholders, not benchmark nations’ progress.

Technology and people power: 5 ways to shape the sustainable development goals

Posted by CID sourced from the Guardian on 22 January 2015

To mark the launch of grassroots campaign Action/2015, the Guardian have provided five ways technology can be used to ensure all voices are heard in the post-2015 era.

SDGs agreed: Then what?

Posted by CID sourced from the Guardian on 21 January 2015

What is the evidence that the sustainable development goals will make the world a better place? A former World Bank economist considers the theory of change.

Blog: What have indicators ever done for us?

Posted by CID sourced from Aid Leap on 21 January 2015

Aid Leap bloggers argue if you really want to create strong M&E systems which allow you to understand success of the programme, reasons for this success, and emergent trends, indicators aren’t the place to start.

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