This website provides practical knowledge and tools focusing on social, environmental and economic development issues for companies, civil society, local and regional governments.
This book -- How to Build M&E Systems to Support Better Government -- draws on IEG's program of research and technical assistance in this area, focusing on the experience of governments in a wide range of countries and public sector environments. The book is recommended for government officials, donor staff and others who are working to help countries build their capacities to systematically measure their performance, and to use this information to achieve results on the ground.
IFC Gender – Entrepreneurship – Markets (GEM) aims to mainstream gender into IFC’s work, while helping to better leverage the untapped potential of women and men in emerging markets. Once you have identified the opportunity, IFC GEM can help: (1) Design a Technical Assistance program targeting women, (2) Offer research, best practice examples, and tools on gender dimensions of infrastructure projects.
The CHF Capacity Building Approach document articulates CHF's philosophy and approach to capacity building. It is based on 45 years of development experience and lessons learned from designing and implementing hundreds of projects with developing country partners throughout the world.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
Most businesses will find it difficult to manage all of their water risks alone. Given the complexity of the issues and the political and social importance of water, engagement with civil society, other companies and the public sector is necessary. This report briefly outlines the nature of the global corporate risk around water and highlights ways in which business can better manage this growing risk. The report focuses on water scarcity as the major global issue affecting business, but similar issues often arise where water quality presents risks to companies.
A Market-Based Approach to Capacity Development: How Uganda’s Local Governments are Breaking New Ground
For many developing countries, capacity development means donor-sponsored training programs and outside experts. But a noteworthy example in Uganda shows that capacity development may work better and be more sustainable when local market forces are unleashed to provide for local capacity needs.
This document provides policymakers, managers, and planning and evaluation staff with ideas about participatory processes and indicators that can be used to involve community members and others in program evaluation. Drawing upon experience gained during the past fifteen years in more than twenty countries, the volume is structured around a framework of key indicators that can be measured to determine progress toward the objectives of sustainability, effective use, and replicability in water and sanitation programs. The methodology is relevant to other sectors, as well.
Enhancing Benefits to Communities from Extractive Industry by Dafna Tapiero, was presented during the Extractive Industry Week - Improving Extractive Industries Benefits for the Poor (March 3-5, 2009).
These guidelines have been developed in order to help Bank task team leaders and their client country counterparts design and support effective microfinance within povertyfocused or multi-sectoral projects such as social funds.