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Brussels Briefing 40: Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?


Watch this Briefing live: The Brussels Development Briefing n.40 on the subject of “Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?” will be held in Brussels at 14h00-18h00 (preceded by lunch 12h00-14h00) on W

Briefing de Bruxelles 40: « Les données : la prochaine révolution pour l’agriculture dans les pays ACP? »


Suivre en direct ce Briefing : Le Briefing de Bruxelles n.40 sur le sujet « Les données: la prochaine révolution de l’agriculture dans les pays ACP ?« , se tiendra à Bruxelles le mecredi 18 février 2015 de 14h00 à 18h00 (précédé par ledéjeuner, 12h00-14h00) au Secrétariat ACP (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Bruxelles, Salle C).

Africa Capacity Report 2014 released


© 2014 The African Capacity Building Foundation

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See more here

Thematic: Capacity development; Date: 2015; Language: EN;
Additional tags: regional integration

Monitoring for sustainable and effective results


Many Government Organizations (GO), Non Government Organizations (NGO), Business Organiazations and international Aid Agencies work in many countries for social and economical development. There are various types of projects and programs implemented for developing the socio-economic conditions of those countries, especially in developing and under developed countries. Since hundreds of years, the development agencies have been working in many countries only for doing various development issues.

Caribbean Regional Briefing: Enhancing regional trade & Adding value to Caribbean agrifood products


The CTA, in collaboration with the IICA , is organising a Regional Caribbean Briefing from 16 – 18 of November in Grenada.

Capacity development on-line course: application deadline 10 December


CD e-learning course now accepting applicants for next session

Thematic: Learning resources; Date: 2014;

Working Paper March 2014 No. 001 Knowledge4Dev


Knowledge For Development without Borders (KFDWB)  is intended for providing worldwide Development Aid Support Services to development agencies, organizations, local governments, NGOs public and private institutions through the project development Aid Support mechanism by helping local communities know and understand which human development challenges and/or frustrations they are facing each day, and make these information and knowledge universally accessible via a central database and useful to development organizations

Support the MDGs|SDGs efforts worldwide


Please request Membership to Development Aid Support Mechanism Project ( to be able to post content or comments on this ongoing project to support the MDGs|SDGs efforts worldwide.

Capacity development of CSOs – What was it that went wrong?!


Valuable insights from Simon Forrester in the CSO group

 I would also say that the "CD traps" listed there are also applicable to different kinds of organisations involved in a change process.  

What Works Review of the Use of Evidence in DFID


An interesting post on the knowledge management group:

The What Works Review of the Use of Evidence in DFID was carried out by the What Works team in the Cabinet Office and the Evidence into Action team in DFID. This report gives an insight on how DFID deals with knowledge and more specifically the use of evidence in its external assitance operations.


Thematic: Knowledge Management / Sharing; Date: 2014; Language: EN;

Excess production of foods: brings what - Positive or negative impact for farmers???


Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by through tons of paddy in the main road of capital city. The cause of their grief was that, they couldn’t make profit by selling paddy due to the high production costs and also excess production of paddy in this year. In last winter some vegetable farmers also through tons of tomato in the roads of several cities of Bangladesh due to same cause.

e-discussions on strengthening capacities and building effective institutions


ILO and UNDP coordinate the e-discussions on the Post-2015 Dialogue on strengthening capacities and building effective institutions. The e-discussion foresees 2 phases:

Date: 2014; Language: EN;

Without capacity, there is no development


IIEP/UNESCO undertook a wide range of studies to analyze the record of capacity development and to propose innovative and relevant policies and strategies.

10 key attributes of the technical assistance facility model


A short guide for programme designers published by the Guardian.

Thematic: Technical cooperation; Date: 2014; Language: EN;
Additional tags: Facility, Technical Assistance

e-Discussion on Capacity Development for Urban Management


Dear colleagues,

Special Issue on Leadership in Knowledge and Capacity Development in the Water Sector (and beyond)


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This special issue of Water Policy on Leadership in Knowledge and Capacity Development in the Water Sector was launched recently at the IWA Development Congress in Nairobi. 

Capacity Development and Local Authorities


The three basic dimensions of CB of Local Authorities

Thematic: Capacity development; Date: 2013; Language: EN;

International Volunteer Day 2013: Celebrating volunteers as agents of change


Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2013

On International Volunteer Day, Thursday 5 December, we're celebrating volunteers as agents of change, highlighting the power of volunteering in the fight against poverty worldwide.

As a volunteer, local partner or supporter, you will know that volunteers create lasting change by working together through the exchange of skills and experience.

Date: 2013; Language: EN;

Christopher MacCormac of the Asian Development Bank: interview transcript and power point presentation


Last month, Senior Advisor for Knowledge Enterprise at the Asian Development Bank, Chrisopher MacCormac visited DG DEVCO to share his experience of defining the ADB’s new Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan 2013 -15, which extends across all aspects of institutional management, including Operations, Human Resources, Information and Communication management, as well as IT solutions.

Rapid Assessment Tool for Capacity Development: a feedback from Bolivia


The methodology developed for a Rapid Assessment tool for Capacity Development (RAC) has been piloted in Bolivia through a joint assessment exercise of the Delegation with a number of projects stakeholders. This experience has been very useful to test a tool that can effectively contribute to assess the "capacity development" outcomes of programmes and projects.

Thematic: Capacity development; Date: 2013; Language: EN;
Additional tags: Bolivia, evaluation

Materials of the European Commission course on Capacity Development


Over the last two years the European Commission has delivered a training course on Capacity Development (CD) involving staff in Headquarter and EU Delegations and participants from development partners.

Thematic: Capacity development, Learning resources; Date: 2013; Language: EN;

Video interviews from participants at the LenCD Learning Event on Change Management and Making Reform Happen, in Brussels on June 20th


The Learning Network on Capacity Development, or LenCD , is a collection of people

Additional tags: 2013