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​Online course: Implementing Leave No One Behind within SDC​

Sign up to the short online course on Implementing Leave No One Behind within the SDC. In its first edition open to all SDC staff, the course takes place on 30th November and 1st December 2022. Find out more and register here»​​​

Stephanie Guha / November 2022​​​​

Webinar on Participatory Assessment – A Methodology to Leave No One Behind​

Participation is essential to people-centered development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Participatory methods are an effective way to make development and humanitarian projects more inclusive and foster sustainable development results whilst doing no harm. Participatory assessment (PA), formerly called beneficiary assessment, is a method that aspires to plan, implement, and assess an intervention and its results integrating the perspectives of the primary stakeholders. The primary target groups of an intervention have a say and a role in the intervention, enhancing accountability upwards, downwards, and horizontally, throughout the project cycle.

To better understand the benefits and potential challenges of participatory assessment, we have conducted a reflection process on the method. The result is a new Guide on participatory assessment, which is now available here on the Poverty-Wellbeing Shareweb.​​

The new PGE section, under the Equality theme, invites you to this exciting webinar to launch the Guide on participatory assessment and discuss more broadly about participatory methods and LNOB with Jo Howard (IDS), co-author of the SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry, and Erika Schläppi (Ximpulse), co-author of the Guide on Participatory Assessment.

So, Save the Date and already sign up to alex.sieber@eda.admin.ch! More information to follow soon. See you on Nov 23, 2022.

Stephanie Guha / November 2022​​​​

​Newsletter Poverty-Wellbeing September 2022 | SDC’s structural reorganisation and new resources on the Shareweb

A piece of news on our own behalf is directly related to SDC’s structural reorganization F4P: the focal point for LNOB has joined the newly founded Section Peace, Governance, and Equality (PGE). One of the many topics for which this multi-thematic section offers synergies is social protection: with the final module of the learning series on social protection approaching, our work on this topic will enter a new phase. Other opportunities for learning, however, are only just arising: we have developed a new training on LNOB open to all SDC staff, including partner organisations. A new page on Participatory Assessment, an inclusive evaluation methodology to leave no one behind, has been added to the shareweb. Furthermore, important resources on disability inclusion are made available on the topics section of the LNOB page. Read more»

Stephanie Guha / September 2022​​​​

Heading for new shores: joining the thematic section Peace, Governance and Equality (PGE)​​

​​On 1 September 2022, the SDC launched its new organisational structure to position itself as a modern development cooperation fit for the purpose of fulfilling its mandate. With this, we are very pleased to announce that the LNOB focal point is now part of the new multi-thematic Section Peace, Governance and Equality, contributing in particular to the “E”: on gender and social equality. The new institutional home will offer plenty of intriguing opportunities for thematic collaboration. The potential for synergies is already evident: LNOB is closely linked to approaches such as gender equality and social inclusion
(GESI), the human rights based approach (HRBA) and conflict sensitive project management (CSPM); and the topic of social protection has strong links, among others, with SDC’s work on governance. We will keep you up-to-date on any PGE-related news.​

Stephanie Guha / September 2022​​​​

​Putting “SDC’s Way Forward in Social Protection” into Action

The path we embarked on to define and shape the way forward for SDC in social protection has reached a pivotal point: with the 10th and last module offered and our learning series coming to an end, we expect the generated knowledge on social protection to be summarised and documented in Working Aids. These documents will be available by the end of this year contributing to the further anchoring of social protection within the institution. So far, the social protection learning journey offered nine well-visited online learning modules on basic and technical/sector-specific aspects of social protection. The slides and recordings of these modules are still accessible on the Shareweb (here). The final module on Financing Social Protection takes place on 28 September at 9.30-11.30 CET. Contact us to register for the module. In the next phase and to conclude the learning journey, we will develop practical and user-friendly social protection Working Aids that follow the same sectoral approach of the online learning modules. The working aids are again elaborated by the thematic backstoppers in collaboration with the respective thematic focal points within SDC. Once these working aids are finalised, we are looking forward to present them to you in a launch event. More information will follow! In the meantime, visit the Social Protection Toolbox Tab, where all resources are made available.​ Explore more»

Stephanie Guha / September 2022​​​​

​LNOB and disability inclusion

In line with SDC’s efforts to respect the rights of persons with disabilities in international cooperation, we added a new collection of links related to Leave No One Behind and disability inclusion: “Rights of Persons with Disabilities” is online now and provides currently three resources. In particular, the Disability and Gender Analysis Toolkit is a hands-on toolkit to better understand exclusion from an intersectional viewpoint. A factsheet on Disability-inclusive development and the UN DESA’s Disability and Development Report provide basic information and facts on the topic. The link collection has been established in parallel to SDC’s internal communication campaign on disability inclusive development starting on 1st October. Over time, more resources will be added, and we are happy to receive your feedback on their use. Additionally, you are invited to inform us about topics that are of interest for you and which are linked to disability inclusion and LNOB. Read more»

Denis Hofer / September 2022​​​​​​​

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