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  • 7-February-2020

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    Africa's Urbanisation Dynamics 2020 - Africapolis, Mapping a New Urban Geography

    Africa is projected to have the fastest urban growth rate in the world: by 2050, Africa’s cities will be home to an additional 950 million people. Much of this growth is taking place in small and medium-sized towns. Africa’s urban transition offers great opportunities but it also poses significant challenges. Urban agglomerations are developing most often without the benefit of policies or investments able to meet these challenges. Urban planning and management are therefore key development issues. Understanding urbanisation, its drivers, dynamics and impacts is essential for designing targeted, inclusive and forward-looking policies at local, national and continental levels. This report, based on the Africapolis geo-spatial database (www.africapolis.org) covering 7 600 urban agglomerations in 50 African countries, provides detailed analyses of major African urbanisation dynamics placed within historical, environmental and political contexts. Covering the entire distribution of the urban network — from small towns and secondary cities to large metropolitan regions — it develops more inclusive and targeted policy options that integrate local, national and regional scales of urban development in line with African realities.
  • 29-January-2020

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    Private Finance for Sustainable Development (PF4SD) Conference

    Today, we are only ten years away from delivering on the SDGs, including the complete eradication of extreme poverty. This means lifting just under 10% of the world’s population – around 700 million people – out of extreme poverty over the next decade.

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  • 28-January-2020

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    The role of philanthropy in financing for development

    Philanthropic foundations play an important role in sustainable development – not only in mobilising financial resources, but also as development actors in their own right. OECD currently improves the coverage of its development finance statistics by engaging with private philanthropic foundations active in development.

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  • 28-January-2020

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    Amounts mobilised from the private sector for development

    The development community has shown wide interest in better understanding the mobilisation effect of public development finance. So far, three surveys have been launched by the DAC Secretariat (2013, 2015, 2016) with the objective of exploring the feasibility of measuring the amounts mobilised by public development finance in the DAC system. From 2017 on, reporting on amounts mobilised is included in regular reporting to OECD-DAC.

  • 17-December-2019

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    2019 DevCom Annual Meeting Takeaway Key Messages

    2019 DevCom Annual Meeting Takeaway Key Messages

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  • 17-December-2019

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    Sustainable Results in Development - Using the SDGs for Shared Results and Impact

    Governments and providers of development co-operation increasingly use Sustainable Development Goal indicators to guide their policies and practices. The close examination of three large recipients of development co-operation: Ethiopia, Kenya and Myanmar across the sectors of Education, Sanitation and Energy reveals four inter-related challenges in using SDG indicators at country level. First, the cost of using specific SDG indicators varies in relation to indicator complexity – complementary investments in country statistical systems may be necessary. Second, providers synchronising their country-level results planning with partner countries find it easier to align to and measure SDG indicators together with the partner country and other providers. Third, reliance on joint monitoring approaches is helping providers reduce the cost of SDG monitoring. Finally, while disaggregating SDG data by gender and by urban-rural dimensions is common, other data disaggregation relevant to ensure that no one is left behind are rare.
  • 12-December-2019

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    Kampala Principles for effective private sector engagement through development co-operation

    In the framework of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), a set of principles has been developed to improve the quality of partnerships between development partners and the private sector.

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  • 11-December-2019

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    Better Criteria for Better Evaluation: Revised Evaluation Criteria Definitions and Principles for Use

    This document describes how the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) revisited the definitions and use of the OECD DAC evaluation criteria in 2018-2019. The document lays out adapted definitions for relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability, and for one new criterion, coherence.

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  • 11-December-2019

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    Global Consultation on Adapting the Evaluation Criteria

    The DAC Network on Development Evaluation conducted a consultation on how the DAC Evaluation Criteria can be adapted to the new development landscape and the 2030 Agenda.

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  • 11-December-2019

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    Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India - Volume 2020 Issue 1

    The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. The Outlook comprises three main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region. The second part consists of a special thematic chapter addressing a major issue facing the region. The 2020 edition of the Outlook looks at human capital development, with a special focus on education for the digital era. The digital era is bringing important new developments for businesses and the workforce. As success in the digital era will require a new set of skills, education systems will need to adapt. Emerging Asian countries need to address certain challenges including improving ICT infrastructure, enhancing capacity of teachers, adapting curricula, as well as enhancing the role of TVET and lifelong learning. The third part of the report includes structural country notes offering specific recommendations for each country.
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