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Sustainable Development: Challenge or Chimera?

23 Sep 2016
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Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB); International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Working Paper 2016.13; Author: Prof. Dr. Jan Pronk – Details for “Sustainable Development: Challenge or Chimera?”

This paper is based on an invited lecture at the occasion of the opening of the academic year at IOB, University of Antwerp (12 Sep 2016).

Doing Development Differently at the World Bank: Updating the Plumbing to Fit the Architecture

18 Sep 2016
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Overseas Development Institute (ODI); report; Authors: Katherine A. Bain with David Booth and Leni Wild – Details for “Doing Development Differently at the World Bank: Updating the Plumbing to Fit the Architecture”

This paper describes a recent pilot attempt in the World Bank’s Nigeria country portfolio that focusses on institutional reform and on changes in behaviours and incentives. It highlights potential future reform entry points and opportunities.

Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates

12 Sep 2016
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Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Research Paper No. 32; Authors: Gabriel Pestre, Emmanuel Letouzé, Emilio Zagheni – Details for “Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates”

This article analyses biases in estimates of demographic indicators, in the developing world, based on Call Detail Records (CDRs). It discusses combining new and traditional data sources for better monitoring of development indicators over time and space.

Towards an Alternative Development Management Paradigm?

06 Sep 2016
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Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); Rapport 2016:07; Authors: Cathy Shutt – Details for “Towards an Alternative Development Management Paradigm?”

This report scrutinizes the recent critical debate about results based management, and the main arguments and motives behind the criticism. It explores what could be learned from those who are not just critiquing results based management approaches but also proposing alternatives.

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