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Inter-agency and expert group on the sustainable development goal Indicators : tentative timeline, work plan and organization of work

INTER-AGENCY AND EXPERT GROUP ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL INDICATORS
July 2015

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A brief guide on the prospective Sustainable Development Agenda from the Inter-Agency and Expert Group, giving a tentative outline as to the timescale that will be followed in the deliberation and creation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators. This guide begins with a table overview of this timescale and is then followed by a description on how the work within the group is to be aggregated and organised

Discussion papers on the theme of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, submitted by major groups and other stakeholders

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
May 2015

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A compendium of papers from various stakeholders setting out “established and maintained effective coordination mechanisms” for the high-level discussions on sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda

High-level political forum on sustainable development, Convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, 26 June-8 July 2015

E/HLPF/2015/2

Children and adults with disabilities

Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA)
Ed
December 2005

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This position paper concerns the processes for mainstreaming disability in development cooperation. Specifically, it is concerned with the ways in which SIDA can ensure that disabled people are active participants in development work and decision-making processes. The paper includes strategic areas for including persons with disabilities in SIDA's policies and programmes (on education, HIV and AIDS, poverty reduction, etc) along with a range of useful resources on global disability rights and websites on disability issues. This paper would be useful to anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, and in particular, to policy-makers, NGOs, and disabled people's organisations

Social transfers and chronic poverty : emerging evidence and the road ahead

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
October 2005

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This paper examines the costs and benefits of social transfers for developing countries. More specifically, it identifies that the successful implementation of social transfers is contingent on: political support and ownership within the country; supportive government policy; integration into a larger social protection framework; and stronger institutional capacity. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in development planning, social protection and poverty alleviation

Implementing knowledge strategies : lessons from international development agencies

RAMALINGAM, Ben
April 2005

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This study synthesises existing research on knowledge and learning in the development sector, by looking at organisational initiatives to build knowledge and learning capacities. It draws out eight key questions, which together make up a comprehensive knowledge strategies framework. This framework has been used to analyse and synthesise findings from data collected from cases studies of 13 international development organisations in order to develop recommendations

Synergies through linkages : who benefits from linking finance and business development services?

SIEVERS, Merten
VANDENBERG, Paul
2004

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This paper examines how finance and business development services (BDS) can be linked. It demonstrates how synergies can be created for the three main groups: micro and small enterprises, financial institutions, and BDS providers. It highlights that the linkage must be context dependent with case studies provided. This would be useful for practitioners, development agencies and governments interested in linking finance and BDS

The inclusion of disability in Norwegian development co-operation : planning and monitoring for the inclusion of disability issues in mainstream development activities

NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NORAD)
January 2002

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This paper aims to follow up policy obligations by providing basic information for donors, including some references on selected disability issues, and guidelines on planning for and monitoring the inclusion of disability issues in future development work. The intention is to supplement existing materials by highlighting key issues, and illustrating how these can be managed within mainstream programme development

NGOs and partnership

BREHM, Vicky
April 2001

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This Policy Briefing Paper presents the findings from the first phase of INTRAC’s research ‘Promoting Effective North-South NGO Partnerships’ and draws out the implications for NGOs

Information and knowledge management : challenges for capacity builders

BALLANTYNE, Peter
LABELLE, Richard
RUDGARD, Stephen
July 2000

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This paper explores ways to improve information capacity building activities in developing countries. Focusing on the capacity building process, it presents some principles and key questions for actors in this area. It concludes with a call for capacity builders to invest more in knowledge sharing as a way to improve the relevance of their efforts

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