23 Oct 2014

DiploFoundation is now accepting applications for the online course in capacity development based on the LenCD Learning Package.  The first session of the course ran in 2013 with 21 participants and was highly successful.  The next session will take place in January 2015 and the deadline for applications is 10 December.  The course runs over nine weeks and is based on a collaborative approach to learning, involving a high level of interaction with lecturers, guest experts, and the other participants.  The course will be of interest to practitioners of capacity development and other professionals working in the development field who plan to start working specifically in capacity development.  More details are available on DiploFoundation's web site.

20 Oct 2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have launched a video lecture series on impact evaluation in which 3ie experts explain key technical concepts using plain language and graphics.  If you are a programme implementer, a policymaker or a student looking to learn about how rigorous, policy-relevant impact evaluations and evidence synthesis generate valuable evidence about what development interventions have worked, how and at what cost, this lecture series is for you. No prior knowledge is required.

15 Oct 2014

Voice, empowerment and accountability (VEA) interventions aim to support poor and marginalised people to build the resources, assets, and capabilities they need to exercise greater choice and control over their own development, and to hold decision-makers to account. This guide provides an overview of the best available evidence on the impact of VEA interventions. It identifies what we know about the barriers to VEA in different contexts, and emerging lessons on how to address them.

25 Sep 2014

The 10th anniversary general assembly of the Learning Network is proposed to be held from 1-5 December in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) has offered to host a combined capacity development learning conference and the network's General Assembly. In order to plan the event, we need to determine how much interest there is among network members. Please email ga2014@lencd.org to let us know if you would like to attend, or if you have any questions or suggestions.

22 Sep 2014

The United Nations Global South-South Development Expo 2014 will take place from 17 to 21 November 2014 in Washington, D.C., on the theme “Scaling up South-South and triangular cooperation for sustainable development”. Hosted by the Organization of American States in close coordination with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the GSSD Expo AIMS to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations, to systematically and regularly showcase and scale up their evidence-based South-South development successes.

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Mark Nelson 01 October 2014
When it comes to measuring success or failure, media developers face many of the same challenges as the rest of the international development community. Do you measure inputs, such as the amount of money that is invested in media development initiatives? Or do you track outcomes from...

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