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Apr 15
Updates from LOGIN's Knowledge Store: How Transparent are Governments When it Comes to Their Budget's Impact on Poverty and Inequality?

​This paper looks at the information governments provide on the impact of their budget policies on poor and disadvantaged groups – and on poverty and inequality more generally....Read More

 

Apr 01
LOGIN's Knowledge Store: PEFA, Public Financial Management, and Good Governance

​Updates from LOGIN's Knowledge Store

This book examines the interplay between public financial management (PFM) and other key aspects of governance in low- and middle-income countries, using the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework and related data sets to measure the quality of PFM systems...Read More

Mar 19
Social inclusion consultancy in BiH

Dear Colleagues

UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and interested candidates for the following consultancy position

Lead Author/Team Leader of 2019 National Human Development Report (NHDR 2019),  Social Inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) (Job 84095)

Duty station:                   Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract:            Individual Contract (IC)

Application Deadline:     29 March 2019

Link :                                 https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=84095

 

Interested candidates can view the terms of reference and application requirements by visiting the UNDP BiH website http://www.ba.undp.org/ and apply only on-line.

Mar 14
E-course: Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance

Dear DDLG-network members

I am happy to inform you on DeLoG´s next tutored e-course on Decentralization and Local Governance, taking place from April 29 – June 23, 2019. Application deadline is April 1. The course is open to development professionals from SDC in the field and at HQ level who have been working on (and around) DLG for 2 to 5 years.  

 

The course covers a wide range of decentralization and local governance (DLG) related topics, structured along six modules. The first module “an introduction to decentralization, Local Governance and development effectiveness” will give participants a well-grounded start and an overview on DLG within international agendas. The other modules will deal with the topics of “Political decentralisation and political economy analysis”, “Administrative decentralization”, “Fiscal decentralization”, “Linkages between decentralisation and sector support”, “Designing coherent support strategies” and “Implementing support and monitoring change”.

 

Please follow this link for further information and registration. 35-40 slots are available. The course will be offered in English and is free of charge.

 

For further information, please contact Jelena Karamatijevic (jelena.karamatijevic@giz.de) from the DeLoG Secretariat.  

Mar 08
Political Gender Equality and the Global State of Democracy Indices

At the occasion of International Women´s Day have a look at this interesting paper. The paper showcases global and regional data around trends in and the progression of gender equality over the past 40 years. The GSoD brief tracks improvements in gender equality scores across all regions since 1975 and the specific progress made in different aspects of political gender equality as well as persisting inequalities. The brief also discusses how institutional aspects of democracy could be considered when examining gender equality, to allow for a nuanced understanding of the political agency of women.


Mar 08
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Global State of Democracy Indices

https://www.idea.int/publications/catalogue/sustainable-development-goals-and-global-state-democracy-indices?lang=en

This short paper explores the contribution that the Global State of Democracy Indices can make to the review of progress on the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Indices can be used to complement the official indicators of the SDGs, to acquire in-depth knowledge on trends in achieving the specific targets of individual SDGs. In this regard, the Indices can be used to provide data on the SDGs for poverty (SDG 1), hunger (2), health and wellbeing (3), education (4), gender equality (5), inequalities (10), sustainable cities and communities (11), peace, justice and institutions (16), and partnerships for the goals (17), as well as across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Feb 28
Exper needed: Evaluation of Water Governance Project in Moldova

Dear Colleagues,

Within the framework of the Water and Sanitation Project ApaSan in Moldova, Skat Consulting is commissioning an external evaluation of its support to the Congress of Local Authorities of Moldova (CALM) to assess the impact achieved in establishing a service centre that provides technical assistance to small water operators.

The evaluation needs to be concluded by end of April 2019, with 1 week (incl. travel) of field visit in Moldova in March or April (March preferred).  

The expert should have solid experience in evaluating projects related to local governance and municipal service provision (in particular in water sector), previous experience in organization of support services to water service providers, understanding of organizational development (preferably previous experience with LSGs associations).

In case of interest, please see the detailed ToR here, send your full CV and a lumpsum cost proposal to Maria Teslaru (maria.teslaru@apasan.md) by latest 06.03.2019.

Feel free to share this information with possible interested candidates.

Feb 27
LOGIN E-courses on Functional Assignment and Fiscal Decentralization: Registration open

LOGIN's E-Course on Functional Assignment: Register Now

E-course on Basic Concepts of Functional Assignment (5th Edition)

LOGIN announces the 5th Edition of E-course on Basic Concepts of Functional Assignment. The course duration will be March 29 - May 22, 2019.

This E-course on Functional Assignment will provide a comprehensive overview of a structured approach to assigning government functions to different levels of government. Participants will be able to recall and understand key concepts and principles of Functional Assignment. They will also be able to apply some of these principles to their country context.

The course is targeted at a broad range of stakeholders – including government departments, national and international NGOs, think tanks, development partners and others – who are involved in decentralisation and local governance reforms in their countries.

All participants who complete the course will receive a Certificate from LOGIN.

For more details, please read the Course Introduction

To register for the course, complete the Registration Form before 20 March 2019
LOGIN's E-course on Fiscal Decentralisation: Registration Continues

E-course on Basic Concepts on Fiscal Decentralisation (6th Edition)

The E-course will appraise participants with the key concepts, tools and guidelines regarding fiscal decentralisation. The duration of the course will be March 15 - April 12, 2019.

Participants will be able to access relevant academic papers and documents, slide-decks, videos, and collated materials from fiscal decentralisation efforts within the region. They will have the facility to raise queries and receive answers clarifying their doubts. Further, they will also be able to use asynchronous discussion board for self-paced collaborative learning!

All participants who complete the course will receive a Certificate from LOGIN.

For more details, please read the Course Introduction

To register for the course, complete the Registration Form before 6 March 2019
Feb 21
Information about U4’s upcoming specialised anti-corruption online courses in spring 2019

Corruption in the Justice Sector

After a successful pilot run in late 2018, U4 is offering this expert-led course again from 18 March to 5 April 2019.

The course has been developed for practitioners involved in rule of law and judicial reform programmes, and who have a good understanding of how the justice sector, or particular justice sector institutions, work, but who might have been rather isolated from the discussion of anti-corruption measures in other sectors, and/or might feel it difficult to raise the issue of internal integrity with their counterparts. The course will also benefit general governance experts with a good understanding of the rule of law who would like to integrate justice sector institutions in their programming.

Register for this course at: https://www.u4.no/courses/justice-sector-anti-corruption-work

 

Essentials of Anti-Corruption II: Development Programming

This 4-week expert-led course will run from 6 May to 31 May 2019. The course aims to provide an in-depth framework to understanding corruption—and anti-corruption. It will cover theoretical frameworks underpinning how we think about corruption; diagnostic tools to understand the nature and scale of corruption challenges; and how corruption informs programming choices and practice. 

Register for this course at: https://www.u4.no/courses/essentials-of-anti-corruption-ii-development-programming

In order to enrol in our specialised online courses, we require participants-to-be to complete our self-paced, 1 hour Essentials of Anti-corruption I-The Basics training module. This module, which is also open to the general public, can be taken at any given time, and is available in: 

English at https://www.u4.no/courses/essentials-of-anti-corruption-i-the-basics-1  

French at https://www.u4.no/courses/fondamentaux-de-la-lutte-contre-la-corruption-i-les-connaissances-de-base

These courses are targeted at U4 partner staff (among others SDC). However, partners can nominate outside participants (e.g. implementing partners) for course places, too. Should you have any questions about the upcoming trainings, as well as for nominations of outside participants, please contact: Vera.Devine@cmi.no.

 

Feb 21
Update your anti-corruption knowledge. Free self-paced learning module.

U4

The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre gives you insights on how to minimise the impact of corruption on development outcomes.

We are pleased to share with you the possibility to update your anti-corruption knowledge by the a one-hour, self-paced course in English and in French that you can take anytime. Open for everyone.

Find more information and sign-up click (ctrl+click) on the following link: Update anti-corruption knowledge by free self-paced learning module.

 

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