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Newsletter produced by the Development Gateway, March 2005. Topics include: - AID MANAGEMENT PLATFORM ADDRESSING NEED FOR HARMONIZATION - HEWLETT FOUNDATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS - DISTINGUISHED JURORS TO DECIDE 2005 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY AWARD - NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT: NEW AFFILIATED TOPIC PAGE - SOUTH-SOUTH LIAISONS: COUNTRY GATEWAYS BUILD LOCAL CAPACITY - ICT, HEALTHCARE, AND HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA: JOINT
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Workshop on Joint Evaluations - Challenging the Conventional Wisdom - the View from Developing Country Partners (Nairobi, 20 -21 April, 2005). Workshop organised by the DAC Secretariat as part of the Network on Development Evaluation's work on Joint Evaluations.
Website links to the evaluation community. Updated on 7 Jan 2011.
The international community is committed to helping partner countries meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty by 2015. The good practices outlined in these volumes respond to the concerns of the effective use of aid and provide practical steps to be undertaken.
What is the DAC Network on Development Evaluation?
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Without major and sustained efforts to promote more and better investment (both domestic and foreign) in developing countries, meeting the Millennium Development Goals will be even more difficult than presently envisaged. Bilateral and multilateral donors already spend a significant share of their aid on activities that contribute to mobilising private investment - 26% of all foreign assistance,according to one analysis of mostly
The annual DAC meeting of aid ministers and agency heads will look for ways donor and recipient countries can improve the lives of poor people, including those suffering under unstable or corrupt governments, by using aid more effectively. Better co-ordination amongst donors and between donors and recipients will be a big step in the right direction, but indicators and monitoring are also crucial. The meeting will also discuss the
As the international community evaluates chances of attaining the Millennium Development Goals, one thing is clear – higher levels of aid must be accompanied by more efficient use of the funds available.
High Level Forum on Joint Progress toward Enhanced Aid Effectiveness (Harmonisation, Alignment, and Results)
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This report supplies policy-oriented analysis of donor support for Information and Communication Technologies for Development with particular attention to recent trends in bilateral ODA commitments for information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as well as other ICT assistance.