In response to the growing demand for evidence of how social fund ( and other CDD) projects achieve significant and measurable imporvement in peoples ; lives , this toolkit aims to increase the number, expand the topical coverage and improve the quality of social fundand other CDD projects, as distinct from evaluation practiioners, the tool kit first defines impact evaluation and introduces related concepts and methodologies and then guids this audience through the process of planning, designing and implementing an impact evaluation.
This tool allows you to better understand potential social return on investment based on data collected from numerous organizations in the field.
The 100-page publication contains 28 tools and numerous group exercises to help CSOs understand key policy terms, accompany and influence the policy making process, and track budgets through such instruments as the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The toolkit also examines the role IFIs such as the World Bank and IMF have in influencing and financing national policies, and how CSOs can monitor their work in this area.
It takes time to build trusting relationships with stakeholders when moving into new markets. It may not be the quick and easy route, but time and effort invested in real engagement can pay off.
The Millennium Development Goals present a formidable challenge. In many countries poverty is deeply entrenched, preventing vast reaches of the developing world from realizing their economic and human potential. Research on the impact of official development assistance (ODA) suggests that simply increasing aid will not provide lasting and cost-effective solutions. By contrast, strengthening the role of business - the prime engine of wealth creation - in development efforts offers a tangible, sustainable opportunity to bolster our efforts to combat poverty. Given the urgency and the sheer scale of the challenge, harnessing synergies between aid and private sector investment is imperative. Directing a substantial portion of ODA towards improving the investment climate in developing nations offers a powerful means to more effectively engage the business community in our concerted global efforts to achieve the Goals.
Responding to the invitation by the Human Rights Council for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises to submit his views and recommendations for its consideration, this report presents a conceptual and policy framework to anchor the business and human rights debate, and to help guide all relevant actors.
The PSIA E-learning Course provides fundamental PSIA training in three modules: Module 1. The PSIA Approach — How and When it is Applied Module 2. The PSIA Approach — Overview of Tools and Methods Module 3. Implementing PSIA — PSIA Good Practice
Gaining Ground: Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance factors into investment processes in emerging markets
IFC engaged Mercer to conduct this study to identify leading investment managers, persuing sustainable investment in emergining markets, their AUM and their capacity for integrating ESG into investment processes.
This module offers multi-level education data differentiated by gender. It covers primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education and an overall literacy of the population. It also provides educational access trends for individual countries and comparative graphs for countries within the same income group.
This guidance document is based on IPIECA members’ efforts to develop good practice in managing local content. It is aimed at practitioners and other company representatives with responsibility for this objective.