VoxDevLits New quick literature reviews from VOXDEv that aim to summarise the evidence base on narrowly defined topics related to development economics. Each is provided by a group of scholars and specialists. They are intended to be updated providing summaries of existing literature and studies on topics relating to development issues. The first one released is […]
UN Day South South Cooperation is held on the 12th September. It is intended to mark the importance of networks of collaboration amongst nations in the Global south as a key to development. This report summarises the challenges and opportunities it offers: · Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: […]
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The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) has created a Wikipedia-type page of free resources for development workers and developing countries to read and implement high quality academic operational research theories and techniques. These comprise problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations. Resources currently offered are articles, software and courses.
Find out in the latest annual report on the global rate of connection from the ITU. This year’s theme is Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development. It considers issues on how to bring Africa online and the global digital gap. A new report by the Collaboration for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), considers […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
A new website launched the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The project intends to give support to countries of the South, so they can share best practice and knowledge. The site is new but aims to have a South-South Global Thinkers section- a place where the global coalition of think tank networks for South-South cooperation […]
United Nations Development Programme has just devised the first indicators on how to measure LGBTI inclusion. This is part of the process of measuring the delivery of 2030 development objectives. It provides provides a set of 51 indicators in the areas of health, education, civil and political participation, economic empowerment, security and violence.
Launched in March by the Overseas development index, this index ranks bilateral Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors by the extent to which they give aid to countries that need it most, support global cooperation and adopt a public-spirited focus on development impact rather than short tern return for their domestic economy. The website has interesting explanations and infographics.
The Center for Global Development has developed an index which measures the commitment of the world’s richest nations to aiding the poorest. It is calculated taking into account size and economic weight to measure countries according to their potential to help. It covers a number of criteria including aid, migration, technology transfer, trade and security. […]