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The Swiss Red Cross is looking for consultancy to conduct a Beneficiary Assessment (BA) in Honduras. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate an ongoing community development project on “health and disaster risk management” (2014-2018). Deadline for application is 31 December 2017. For further information, download the ToR or contact Grégoire Labhardt (Program Coordinator).
The final Briefing Paper on Global Inequalities is now available. The paper was authored by the Centre for Development and Environment (University of Bern) in consultation with the Learning Trajectory Group on Global Inequalities. It provides SDC staff with the state-of-the-art knowledge on inequalities (SDG 10) and its link to poverty reduction (SDG 1). The Learning Trajectory Group is currently discussing the practical implications of the paper for SDC. To learn more and to access the paper, click here.
12.11.2017 / Kim Andreas Kessler, Academic Intern, Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section, SDC
With the new layout of our newsletter and an updated version of our
Poverty-Wellbeing Shareweb, we aim to make our work more visible.
Visibility is also the main theme featured in this newsletter. How can
we make sure we do not overlook the people most vulnerable to poverty in
our programmes/projects? While our mandate is to ensure that no one is
left behind, our Learning Trajectory ‘Global Inequalities’ revealed that
it is equally important to address inequality by applying a “whole of
society”–approach in order to achieve sustainable development. I now wish you an inspiring read! Read newsletter »
09.2017 / Anne Moulin, Poverty reduction and social development adviser
Power analysis is well established in twenty-first century development work. Power operates at different levels (local, national, global) and appears in different forms. While most development practitioners are familiar with visible and hidden power, invisible power is much less known. This knowledge gap can be explained by the nature of ‘invisible power’, which is why this power dimension requires special attention. Read more »
18.03.2017 / Kim Andreas Kessler, Academic Intern, Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section, SDC
Information from project reports tend to make people invisible by using generic terms such as household, farmers, etc. The first question of interest to development actors is who exactly lives in a household. The second question is in what context these persons live. To know people in a gendered way living in a specific social and economic context fosters empowerment and facilitates a more accurate resource allocation. Read more »
18.08.2017 / Felix Fellmann, A+FS Network Focal Point, Global Programme Food Security, SDC