20 Oct 2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have launched a video lecture series on impact evaluation in which 3ie experts explain key technical concepts using plain language and graphics.  If you are a programme implementer, a policymaker or a student looking to learn about how rigorous, policy-relevant impact evaluations and evidence synthesis generate valuable evidence about what development interventions have worked, how and at what cost, this lecture series is for you. No prior knowledge is required.

15 Oct 2014

Voice, empowerment and accountability (VEA) interventions aim to support poor and marginalised people to build the resources, assets, and capabilities they need to exercise greater choice and control over their own development, and to hold decision-makers to account. This guide provides an overview of the best available evidence on the impact of VEA interventions. It identifies what we know about the barriers to VEA in different contexts, and emerging lessons on how to address them.

25 Sep 2014

The 10th anniversary general assembly of the Learning Network is proposed to be held from 1-5 December in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) has offered to host a combined capacity development learning conference and the network's General Assembly. In order to plan the event, we need to determine how much interest there is among network members. Please email ga2014@lencd.org to let us know if you would like to attend, or if you have any questions or suggestions.

22 Sep 2014

The United Nations Global South-South Development Expo 2014 will take place from 17 to 21 November 2014 in Washington, D.C., on the theme “Scaling up South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development”. Hosted by the Organization of American States in close coordination with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the GSSD Expo AIMS to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations, to systematically and regularly showcase and scale up their evidence-based South-South development successes.

18 Sep 2014

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Program, launched in 2001, has created a credible and comprehensive framework for assessing PFM functionality which has been applied in a large number of countries with different income levels, different administrative heritages, and in different geographical regions.  The PEFA Partners are now inviting feedback on a proposed update to the PEFA Framework which aims to reflect developments in the PFM landscape over the past decade, strengthen areas of weakness, and extend coverage to new areas.  To comment on the update, please visit the PEFA website before October 31, 2014.

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When it comes to measuring success or failure, media developers face many of the same challenges as the rest of the international development community. Do you measure inputs, such as the amount of money that is invested in media development initiatives? Or do you track outcomes from...

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