We are happy to share the launch of a dedicated website on a project 'Informal Governance and Corruption' (funded by the DFID/BA Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Programme):
The website is a repository of the resarch findings of one of the Partners, the Basel Institute on Governance (BIG). It features
It will be regularly updated with new findings and publications of the current ongoing ACE follow-on project.
The Political Economy for Practitioner's Expert Group is delighted to announce a course on "Thinking and working politically – managerial and operational aspects of using Political Economy Analysis (PEA)" for development reforms. This two-day workshop will take place in Bern from 11th - 12th September 2018.
The course is limited to 20 persons and the application deadline is 12th July 2018. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
By the end of this workshop, you will have advanced your knowledge on the operational and management aspects of using political economy analysis. In particular, you will have learned:
how to adapt programmes based on PEA findings;
how to manage partnerships and risks based on PEA findings;
how to overcome institutional barriers in your own agency;
what iterative and adaptive management of programmes means.
If you would like more information on this workshop or support with registrations, please contact us directly on +41 58 46 21250 or at email@example.com.
‘Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace’ is an 11-country research and policy dialogue project that aims to revitalise the social contract amidst conflict and fragility and to advance policy and practice for preventing violent conflict and for achieving and sustaining peace. The comparative findings provide evidence and insight into what drives social contracts that are inclusive and resilient, and how they manifest and adapt in different contexts, transcending what are often unsustainable, ephemeral elite bargains into more inclusive ones, with durable arrangements for achieving and sustaining peace. The project involves international scholars, policy advisers and authors from the countries examined: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe. The project activities reported on here took place from 2016-mid 2018 and include case research in these countries, a series of policy and scholarly dialogues1 and this summary. Future project work could include policy papers on critical themes emerging from the research, knowledge products featuring the case studies, and a social contract assessment tool. The project gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Oslo Governance Centre (OGC), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Berlin and New York, the Julian J. Studley Fund of the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School in New York, in this work
LOGIN Aisa offers
Swisspeace offers a Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials Program.
What does it take to build lasting peace? Join this year’s CAS in
Civilian Peacebuilding & become a peacebuilding expert.
THE PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL
September 2018 – August 2019
30 June 2018
10 on-site training courses, 2-3 days each
University of Basel, Switzerland
The program provides you with a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding by analyzing theories, concepts, debates, policies and practices. You will participate in 10 on-site training courses (2 or 3 days each), focusing on topics ranging from fragility & statebuilding to gender analysis, mediation or transitional justice. Leading international scholars and experienced practitioners from around the world will guide you through the program and the individual courses.
More information may be found here: http://www.swisspeace.ch/courses/certificate-programs/peacebuilding-essentials.html?utm_source=single-mailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Civilian-Peacebuilding-Mailing-May
LOGIN Aisa offers a Learning Offer on Social Accountability
Apply for Experience Consolidation Workshop on Mainstreaming Social Accountability
Leveraging the experience of CARE Bangladesh and benefitting from their offer to host network members, LOGIN announces a learning engagement that draws attention to different approaches to mainstreaming social accountability for improved public sector performance. A significant focus of the workshop will be the role and responsibilities of civil society in leveraging spaces - created by the affirmative action of the state - for enhancing social accountability.
The learning engagement will focus on :Discussions on constructs, frameworks, guidelines enabling Social Accountability in the regional and national contexts
Introduction to the work of CARE Bangladesh and exposure to their work on
Community Mobilisation and creation and use of participatory spaces
Use of social accountability tools and accompanying processes to leverage participatory spaces for citizen-government engagement and
Incentivising Union parishads (local governments) to mainstream accountability and gradually inculcating a culture of accountability and answerability.
Capitalising on members' experiences to explore and better understand other initiatives aiming to mainstream social accountability in varied contexts
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To Apply for the Workshop: Click Here
Last date for receiving applications is 17th May 2018
The World Bank has recently published two interesting reports on its work in fragile contexts:
The report on "Maximizing the Impact oft he World Bank Group in
Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations" give a good overview of the banks approach and interventions in fragile settings. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/855631522172060313/Maximizing-the-impact-of-the-World-Bank-Group-in-fragile-and-conflict-affected-situations
Also, the annual report of the "Peace- and Statebuilding Fund" gives interesting insights in the bank's approach and achievements. http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/335881523387943014/SPF-Annual-Report-2017-FINAL-Digital.pdf
The Hague Academy organizes a one-week training (9-13 July 2018 - Application until May 25th) that will discuss how local governance can more
effectively address the root causes of a conflict. It is designed for
professionals from donor and development agencies, along with practitioners and
civic leaders in local governance who wish to boost their knowledge about
sustaining peace in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
Dear colleagues,We are writing to invite you to take part in an e-discussion on gender responsive and socially inclusive budgeting from 16-18 April. The e-discussion is part of a learning journey commissioned by the SDC and tailored for the members of SDC gender equality network and the DDLG network. The e-discussion offers a unique opportunity to learn from programmatic experiences of SDC partners from all over the world.
To take part in the e-discussion, please register at:https://goo.gl/forms/FJXPyecCA3Wv9wNa2*Deadline: Thursday 5pm (GMT), 12th AprilThe learning journey on GRB and SIB explores current practices by SDC and key international development actors in order to design a programming framework, guidelines and support tools. In particular the learning journey will analyze and propose how socially inclusive budgeting (SIB) and gender responsive budgeting (GRB) can be integrated into local governance processes working on the expenditure-side of public finance management.
The e-discussion, which will be co-ordinated and facilitated by colleagues at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), aims to capture your experiences in engaging communities, CSOs and governments in SIB/GRB processes and how these processes have enabled a dialogue on inclusive budgeting between the state and its citizens.We warmly encourage you to share your own experiences, insights and recommendations, which would allow other network members to learn from you and also form the basis for further discussion in the SDC event taking place in Ukraine in May.The e-discussion will take place over three days (April 16-18).
We look forward to your registration!Corinne HuserSenior Policy Advisor Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance (DDLG), SDCUrsula KellerSenior Gender Policy Advisor, SDC
DeLoG´s next tutured e-course on Decentralization and Local Governance is taking place from 7th May – 7th July 2018. Application deadline is 8th April.
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.
It 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 Lea Flaspöhler (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the DeLoG Secretariat.