In September 2017, the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials will start for the 5th time. It is offered by swisspeace in cooperation with
the University of Basel. The topics are:
Complementing the training offer, this year’s swisspeace Summer School unpacks the dynamics of peace and conflict in the world’s youngest state of South Sudan. It takes place form 3 –
7 July 2017 in Basel.
With this message I would like to share with you the announcement about an
external review [download TOR] on the Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Programme (see attached ToR). Please do also circulate it within your respective circle/networks.
Submission is open till 5th of April 2017. Pleas provide your
feedback directly to our colleagues in the Afghanistan office: email@example.com
Corinne HuserPolicy Advisor Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance
Journal of Human Rights Practice dedicated it’s last issue to the
question of funding of HR organizations. All of the articles are worth
reading. We would like to orient
your attention particularly to the article that discusses the role of
donors in funding human rights CSOs as well as the introductory article
that summarizes the different contributions.
The 2 articles are:
Funding Outcomes or Risk and Innovation?
Implications for the Broader Role of Donors by
Angela M. Kuga Thas
Funding Effective Human Rights Work by
Victoria Forbes Adam and Ingrid Massagé
Fiscal decentralisation has become a widespread phenomenon in developing countries and it has attracted increasing attention in the past few decades. The supporters of decentralisation argue that it can bring about positive outcomes, whether economic or political in nature. For example, since local governments are closer to citizens, they can be expected to be more responsive to their needs. In addition, decentralisation may trigger positive effects in terms of political participation and accountability. Whether these theoretical benefits are achieved in practice is an open question that this paper aims to address. After providing an overview of the main issues and challenges in the design and implementation of fiscal decentralisation, The paper reviews the existing evidence on the impact of fiscal decentralisation on economic and political outcomes at the local level. By doing this it aims to assess whether decentralisation delivered on its promises.
CONTINUE TO READ, OR DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT HERE!
Hemos publicado las presentaciones de Thomas Minger, Jefe del Servicio de Asuntos Interiores KDK, durante su visita a Cuba. Usted encuentra las presentaciones AQUÍ.
Over 75 seasoned governance
practitioners, economists, senior government representatives, and
eminent global scholars from over 14 countries impacted by fragility,
conflict and violence from around the globe met from January 16-18, 2017
at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to discuss how the United
Nations and the World Bank Group as well as the global community as a
whole can build a stronger foundation for conflict prevention,
peacebuilding and statebuilding. Together with the WB, UNDP was hosting
this meeting which focused on key trends and lessons
learned from a wide array of country-level experiences, including
Afghanistan, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Guinea Bissau, Kosovo, Libya, Myanmar, Palestine, Sierra Leone, South
Sudan, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, and Yemen.
The document is a short summary note of the meeting.
The new Politorbis publication focuses on the topic of federalism and its alternatives. You can read the document
Jane Lonsdale reflects on the lessons from an ‘effectiveness review’ of a Myanmar project 18
months after it ended.
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The Policy Research Center is organising a Summer Course 2017 on Taxation and Development.
The program of the Summer Course is intended to provide in depth analysis of current taxation issues
relevant in the development agenda in different countries and continents. The program will review in detail and will also
provide space for discussions between trainers and participants on the following topics and tax development agendas:
As the course is intended for professionals working in national and international development agencies,
NGO’s, journalists, policy advisers, advisers to ministers and members
of parliaments, policy makers as well as researchers active in research
this unique course can be highly interesting for you or your colleagues.
The course will take place in Slovenia in a beautiful mountain/lake resort – Bled Lake from 28th August to 1st
September 2017 (5 days). Assistance with the hotel reservation, airport pick up and drop off can be arranged by the organizers.
The participation fee for the 5 day course is EUR 800 (excl.VAT). For participants wishing to attend only some of
the days, the course fee is EUR 180 per day (excl.VAT). Early bird discount and group discount are available.
For more information and how to registr CLICK HERE.
"This year's edition of the World Development Report addresses certain questions on policy making and policy implementation such as (i) Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? (ii) When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And (iii) Why do some bad policies endure?
It recognizes that policy making and policy implementation takes place in complex political and social settings, in which individuals and groups with unequal power interact within changing rules as they pursue conflicting interests. The process of these interactions is what this Report calls governance, and the space in which these interactions take place, the policy arena...."
To read more, click here