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Impact evaluation : a guide for commissioners and managers

STERN, Elliot
May 2015

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A guide on the processes involved in implementing and designing instruments to measure the impact evaluation of development projects for commissioners and managers. This guide takes a multifaceted approach, considers the perspective of all possible stakeholders, and highlights best practice

Investing in development : a practical plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals


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This document presents the findings and recommendations of the UN Millennium Project, focusing on the work carried out by 10 thematic task forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the private sector. It discusses the world's progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in public, private and civil society sectors. The concluding section discusses 'ways forward'

Integrating information and communication technologies in development programmes

November 2003

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This report summarises how ICTs can help combat poverty and promote development, how to integrate ICTs in development programmes, how ICTs can be adapted for the needs of the poor in developing countries and what the roles are of donor nations and the OECD/World Summit on Information Society. It specifically stresses the need for ICTs to be incorporated into broader development strategies

The World Bank annual report 2000 : annual review and summary financial information


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This annual report, which covers the period from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000, spells out the guiding principles of the Bank's work: country ownership, long-term integrated approach, partnership, and results focus. This vision was put into practice under a pilot approach, the Comprehensive Development Framework. The following are some of the highlights of Fiscal Year 2000: a) The share of projects at risk of not achieving their development objectives fell to an estimated 15 percent of the total in fiscal 2000, or roughly half the rate of fiscal 1998. b) New lending commitments declined to $15.3 billion. c) Seven countries qualified for debt relief under the enhanced initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, six of them in Africa. d) The Bank and the International Monetary Fund began to help countries prepare Poverty Reduction Strategies, which are becoming the basis for debt relief and concessional lending by the Bank, the Fund, and other development partners. e) The Bank announced up to $1 billion support to help borrowers of the International Development Association to combat HIV/AIDS, and to address priority social problems with cross-border or global dimensions - with a special focus on Africa, and active partnership in the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. [Publisher's abstract]

Addressing the water crisis : healthier and more productive lives for poor people


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This strategy paper considers the challenges faced in the current situation in water resources, exploring the impending water crisis and the DFID's goals in enabling poor people to lead healthier and more productive lives through improved management of water resources and increased and sustainable access to water supply and sanitation. Lessons already learned are covered, as are proposals for a range of activities and details of the DFID's own contribution and overall strategy for water

Natural resources information system (NARSIS)

December 1999

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(From cover) The Rural Livelihoods Department (RLD), on behalf of Rural Livelihoods and Environment Division (RLED) maintains an online projects database, NARSIS, containing project data on all DFIF funded projects with any Natural Resources (NR) and Environment (green and brown) component. The database contains about 6,000 records which date from 1990. Information includes text (objectives/purpose, intended and actual outputs, conclusions and recommendations, keywords, and publications and dissemination), codes (all relevant DFID and institute codes, economic sector codes, PIMs marks, file references), financial (total commitment, annual spend, future annual budgets), contacts (project leader, managing institute, associated institutes, overseas collaborators). NARSIS is also available free of charge on the Internet at

Admitting failure


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This websites allows people and civil society organizations to openly discuss their failures to help innovate and learn from failures instead of repeating them. The stories can be searched in the following categories: reader reactions, sector and professional designation

Disaster risk management


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This website provides information about the Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific Series which "was started as a part of World Bank East Asia and Pacific Management Unit Initiatives in collaboration with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) with the aim to promote capacity building and increase knowledge of professionals involved in DRM activities in the EAP client countries. The seminars cover a wide range of topics including post-disaster response, recovery planning, disaster risk assessment, prevention and mitigation, emergency preparedness and early warning systems, community and local level disaster risk management. They are designed to help DRM professionals in EAP client countries to drive the agenda for DRM activities in their respective countries and empower local partners"



The European journal of development research

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A multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective
Produced 5 times a year
Rest of World: 448 GBP (institutional) 70 GBP (personal)
Europe: 448 GBP (institutional) / 70 GBP (personal)
US: 740 USD (institutional) 116 USD (personal)


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