This report highlights the issues faced by local areas against the backdrop of policies or planning models that have directed local development in the past decades (e.g. introduction of new industries such as information technology/bio-technology following the de-industrialisation of mining/manufacturing industries) but today appear less suitable than expected to ensure the sustainability of local development.
This report is timely in discussing cases from 20 countries around the world and particularly signalling local strategies and initiatives for policy consideration and learning. The report considers together issues at the crossroads of modern local development in the context of demographic change: population mobility and urban shrinkage, regeneration strategies to stimulate sustainable growth, and social dynamics underpinning community stability.
Noted actors in development share their views on what progress has been made from the past 50 years, the remaining challenges and the way toward a more efficient future in development.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. Finland increased its aid by 35% to just over USD 1.4 billion (0.52% of its GDP) during the 2006 – 2011 period.
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This is the Nonie 2012 Meeting Report.
English, Excel, 1,376kb
Peer review of the evaluation function of FAO
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PDF of the DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation
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This is the final report of the joint study visit to Tanzania
Chinese, Excel, 800kb
This is the final report (in Chinese) of the China-DAC Study Group joint study visit to Tanzania
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These are the IOB evaluation guidelines.