The World Bank Institute is looking for a short-term consultant to design and conduct a study on the effectiveness of South-South knowledge exchange as a… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on July 18, 2012 at 11:56am —
Qualified candidates, please send CV and cover letter to Dean Thompson at email@example.com by Friday, January 28, 2011. Note - this position would be supported by a part time research assistant who would be based in Washington, D.C. However, the desired candidate need not be DC based.… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on January 20, 2011 at 6:53pm —
The Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace is an international
initiative supported by different donnors aiming to link Brazilian and African
experts and institutions to develop cooperative projects. This is an innovative way of brokering South-South exchange. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.africa-brazil.org/
Added by Aaron Leonard on November 16, 2010 at 9:59am —
Development Outreach Magazine has published a special issue titled "South-South Opportunity
". This issue takes stock of new and existing models of Southern-led and Triangular cooperation and knowledge exchange. Articles present stakeholder perspectives on South-South cooperation from regional organizations, non governmental, and multilateral agencies. Many of the authors are active contributors to this site, including… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on October 21, 2010 at 9:37am —
The financial crisis and the shift toward a multi-polar economy is changing the way development aid is delivered. Aid no longer flows exclusively from North to South. New partnerships and players are
emerging. Donor and client governments, along with their constituents,
are demanding measurable results.
Join the conversation today featuring… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on October 8, 2010 at 10:36am —
The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation is seeking to recruit a Communications Consultant for 10 days to provide communication advisory role and technical support for Global South-South Development Expo 2010 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 22 to 26 November 2010 (for more details of the global event, please visit www.southsouthexpo.org
We are searching for someone who has solid experience in script writing of global events… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on September 22, 2010 at 10:04am —
Added by Aaron Leonard on September 15, 2010 at 5:31pm —
In July the World Bank asked you what you think about the concept of a global brokering platform for South-South Cooperation. We received 97 responses to the online survey and conducted another 24 in-depth interviews with various practitioners and facilitators of SSC. All in all, respondents from 44 countries representing every continent and the following regions participated: Africa, Latin America… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on August 31, 2010 at 5:39pm —
On 30 June 2010, The TT-SSC launched its new work plan 2010-2011 (see attached documents): the essential guide to the activities of the task team towards the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Korea and other global processes, such as the UN-DCF and the G20. Inspired by the Bogotá Statement, the TT-SSC will generate analysis and policy recommendations for… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on July 7, 2010 at 9:32pm —
We have heard that a global brokering platform might be useful in helping development practitioners and policy makers find the information they're looking for to solve sticky development challenges. But what does this thing look like? And how should it work?
I bet there are more than a few of you who have the answers. So I'm asking for 5 minutes of your time (yes, only 5!). Your responses will help us to get a better sense of what it is people (like you!) need and how we at… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on June 25, 2010 at 2:30pm —
The Task Team on South-South Cooperation will host a side event at the UN Development Cooperation. The side event will be an opportunity to share the progress to date of the TT-SSC and discuss ways forward in strengthening the evidence-base and inclusive process on south-south cooperation and effectiveness towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011. Participation is open to all those participating in the UN DCF. The event will be held from 11h00-13h00, 30 June, 2010, UN… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on June 16, 2010 at 7:28pm —
An interesting article from the G-15 summit this week, in which India calls for a reform of the international economic order - "In overall terms, the 14th G-15 Summit concluded in Tehran [Monday] with a call for improving South-South cooperation to achieve global equality
and help member states realize their full potential
and enhance the bargaining power
of the group… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on May 20, 2010 at 5:49pm —
A couple of weeks ago I asked the community
to help me identify good development ideas born in the 'Global South' that had recently been adopted by more developed countries. In
other words, I was looking for examples of South to North knowledge transfer. I received a number of great responses, which I've compiled here. Please add to the list by commenting on this post. I'm especially interested to find… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on May 12, 2010 at 3:57pm —
Does anyone have examples of great ideas and programs from 'developing' countries that have been recently adopted by 'developed' countries? In other words, examples of South to North learning.
For example, New York City recently launched Opportunity NYC
- the first conditional cash transfer (CCT) initiative to be implemented in the United States. Opportunity NYC is… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on April 21, 2010 at 3:37pm —
World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaks about the Changing global economic landscape and its effects on development and multilateral institutions. In response to the question, "What does this changing world mean for development?" Zoellick states, "Development is no longer just North-South. It is South-South,
even South-North, with lessons for all with open minds."
For the full speech, see:… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on April 19, 2010 at 12:57pm —
The High Level Event on South-South Cooperation and Capacity Development in Bogota culminated with the release of the following 'Bogota Statement', issued by the Task Team on South-South Cooperation steering committee. The statement acknowledges the role of South-South cooperation in building capacity and advancing development.
The Bogota Statement outlines the process leading from Accra to the IV High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Seoul, 2011, and provides findings and… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on April 7, 2010 at 9:39am —
The High Level Event in Bogota included a number of influential voices in the debate on South-South cooperation and knowledge exchange. Among them were World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Vice President Sanjay Pradhan who leads the World Bank Institute
- the Bank Group's principal provider of learning activities.
Here are their speeches to the assembled participants. … Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on March 31, 2010 at 12:41pm —
During the High Level Event on South-South Cooperation and Capacity Development
, participants were able to hash out their ideas on different aspects affecting / affected by SSC in 6 round table sessions
. The roundtables were prepared and organized by different groups, and the 110 case studies on SSC played a major role in the HLE, providing tangible examples and evidence of how South-South cooperation is being… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on March 25, 2010 at 8:14pm —
More than 400 leaders and representatives of developing nations, multilateral and civil society organizations will gather in Bogota, Colombia tomorrow and Thursday to discuss how low and middle income countries are paving a new way in development by helping each other overcome shared challenges to growth and prosperity through the exchanges of resources, technology, and knowledge, and ways in which to move the South-South and capacity development agenda forward.
Added by Aaron Leonard on March 23, 2010 at 1:10pm —
A recent blog post
sparked some lively discussion and additional postings
on the Global South's response to the disaster in Haiti. The reaction has been impressive, with support coming from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa... as well as from some very unlikely sources.
Brazil has joined ranks with the world's… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on February 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —