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Le rôle essentiel des villes dans la coopération transfrontalière, levier de l’intégration africaine

18. April 2019 - 12:46
Par Yvan Pasteur, Chef de la Division Afrique de l’Ouest à la Direction du développement et de la coopération suisse Depuis longtemps, l’Afrique de l’Ouest est considérée comme une région en voie d’intégration. Des études déjà anciennes ont désigné l’espace SKBo, réunissant les régions de Sikasso (Mali), Korhogo (Côte d’Ivoire) et Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), … Continue reading Le rôle essentiel des villes dans la coopération transfrontalière, levier de l’intégration africaine
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Creating value and doing good: Governance solutions for sustainable enterprises

17. April 2019 - 10:56
By Professor Andrea Zorzi, University of Florence This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCMB seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of economic, social, environmental and ethical rights-based principles. Read more about the HCBM here, and … Continue reading Creating value and doing good: Governance solutions for sustainable enterprises
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Transforming the Businesses that are Transforming our World

16. April 2019 - 10:39
By Dr Isabella D. Bunn, Research Fellow in Governance and Global Ethics, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCMB seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of … Continue reading Transforming the Businesses that are Transforming our World
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A perspective from the financial sector on sustainable business

12. April 2019 - 11:30
By Professor Angela Sansonetti, Golden for Impact Foundation This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCMB seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of economic, social, environmental and ethical rights-based principles. Read … Continue reading A perspective from the financial sector on sustainable business
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Triangular, the shape of things to come?

9. April 2019 - 16:18
By Mario Pezzini, Alicia Barcena, Stefano Manservisi  This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition As the global community gathers in Argentina to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, we have an additional opportunity to discuss, debate, and design a reinvigorated … Continue reading Triangular, the shape of things to come?
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What will it take for universal social protection to avoid the gender inequality trap?

29. März 2019 - 11:28
By Alexandre Kolev, Head of the Social Cohesion Unit, OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a special series marking the intersection between the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)/ the 2019 SIGI Global Report and work on Social Protection  The author reflects on points raised in Development Matters blogs on the same topic by Shahra Razavi, … Continue reading What will it take for universal social protection to avoid the gender inequality trap?
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Innovation Driving the City

21. März 2019 - 10:46
By Ms. Theresa Mathawaphan and Ms. Yaowarat Kekina, National Innovation Agency (Public Organisation), Thailand Check out the 28 March 2019 EMnet meeting on “Global Challenges for Business in Emerging Markets” with a special focus on Smart Cities in Asia Innovation and technology currently play an increasing role in developing the urban city by tackling multiple … Continue reading Innovation Driving the City
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Why you should care about unpaid care work

18. März 2019 - 12:33
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD The way we currently measure our economies ignores a large portion of work that affects all of us. Most of this work is done by women and girls for free, every day. Around the world, they are responsible for 75% of unpaid care and domestic … Continue reading Why you should care about unpaid care work
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The Future of Development Co-operation: Not the end, just the beginning of a new era?

15. März 2019 - 9:47
By Andy Sumner, King’s College London This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition The 2019 Perspectives on Global Development on Rethinking Development Strategies adds to this discussion Yesterday’s blog listed five areas of change related to global poverty and economic development in developing countries. What do these changes mean for development co-operation? … Continue reading The Future of Development Co-operation: Not the end, just the beginning of a new era?
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5 facts about global poverty that may surprise you

14. März 2019 - 10:20
By Andy Sumner, King’s College London This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition The 2019 Perspectives on Global Development on Rethinking Development Strategies adds to this discussion This blog is the first of two. Part one outlines five facts about global poverty and economic development in the developing world and discusses … Continue reading 5 facts about global poverty that may surprise you
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Social protection systems that work for women’s rights

13. März 2019 - 10:20
By Shahra Razavi, Chief of Research and Data, UN Women This blog is part of a special series marking the intersection between the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), the 2019 SIGI Global Report and work on Social Protection Gender-responsive social protection systems have been very effective in mitigating the inequalities generated by markets. Take the case … Continue reading Social protection systems that work for women’s rights
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Gender and social protection: fighting for equality and against poverty

12. März 2019 - 9:41
By Liévin Feliho, Chief Executive Officer, SOLIHO; Former Government Commissioner at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in France   This blog is part of a special series marking the intersection between the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), the 2019 SIGI Global Report and work on Social Protection According to the International Labor Organization (ILO)1, … Continue reading Gender and social protection: fighting for equality and against poverty
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Why looking at discriminatory social institutions is critical for the gender-responsiveness of social protection policies

11. März 2019 - 11:03
By Gaëlle Ferrant and Caroline Tassot, Economists, OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a special series marking the intersection between the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) the 2019 SIGI Global Report and work on Social Protection The call for leaving no one behind includes extending social protection to excluded groups, such as vulnerable women, … Continue reading Why looking at discriminatory social institutions is critical for the gender-responsiveness of social protection policies
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Are gender norms the new magic bullet in development?

5. März 2019 - 11:21
By Dr Caroline Harper, Head of Programme, Principal Research Fellow, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) The terms gender and social norms have become increasingly used in development discourse. They focus on the core … Continue reading Are gender norms the new magic bullet in development?
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Comprendre l’initiative P20 : Une nouvelle approche de la définition de la pauvreté et des moyens de la combattre

4. März 2019 - 10:00
Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Ministre d’État du Plan et du développement, Bénin Pour en savoir plus sur ce thème, se reporter à la (version française) du rapport Coopération pour le développement 2018 : Agir ensemble pour n’oublier personne lire ce blog en anglais En tant que décideurs et responsables de l’action publique en Afrique, l’une des questions qui nous … Continue reading Comprendre l’initiative P20 : Une nouvelle approche de la définition de la pauvreté et des moyens de la combattre
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Can digital technologies really be used to reduce inequalities?

28. Februar 2019 - 9:50
By Tim Unwin, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London1, and Co-Founder of TEQtogether2 The numerous initiatives created over the last 20 years using Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) have transformed the lives of many people living in poorer countries. However, at the same time, they have also greatly increased … Continue reading Can digital technologies really be used to reduce inequalities?
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Fit for purpose means continuous change

25. Februar 2019 - 11:19
by Susanna Moorehead, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) As I arrived in Paris last week to take up office as Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the 30 DAC Members gathered for a Senior Level Meeting. It was a great opportunity for me to meet people and understand the DAC’s role in … Continue reading Fit for purpose means continuous change
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Building Evidence to Change Women’s Lives

19. Februar 2019 - 10:31
By Miren Bengoa, Executive Director, Fondation CHANEL This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) A saying that motivates our philanthropic work at Fondation CHANEL is that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” This humble recognition drives us in filling our blind spots … Continue reading Building Evidence to Change Women’s Lives
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Digital economies at global ‘’margins’’

14. Februar 2019 - 10:48
By Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute; and Research Affiliate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford Billions of people at the world’s economic ‘’margins’’ are experiencing a moment of changing connectivity. In Manila, Manchester, Mogadishu, the banlieues of Marseille and everywhere … Continue reading Digital economies at global ‘’margins’’
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We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook, where do we go from here? Insights on environmental policies from randomised impact evaluations

13. Februar 2019 - 9:54
By Iqbal Dhaliwal, Executive Director, and Rebecca Toole, Senior Policy Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)   At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2018 (COP24), parties agreed to a rulebook that lays out how governments will measure, report and verify emissions under the Paris Agreement. Now countries need to act — … Continue reading We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook, where do we go from here? Insights on environmental policies from randomised impact evaluations
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