The last few weeks have witnessed massive, devastating and traumatic weather events in countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam and Somalia. Thousands of people have been killed or injured and millions are affected on their livelihoods. At the same time health services and facilities are seriously damaged or even completely destroyed.
Have you ever wondered how Bangladesh fares better on girls education than India – with a much higher economic growth? – or how Asian Tigers so quickly escaped undernutrition and poor health and education in the seventies? They used the CCT concept – before it was even called a CCT! The evaluation of CCTs provides one explanation!
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Caring is easy. Making a difference is hard. This problem faced by anyone working in global health and development is felt most acutely when trying to improve the knowledge and change the behavior of the poor and underserved and provide them access to relevant social services. International aid is beset by accusations that a decent hunk of what we spend trying to address malnutrition, give kids an education, or prevent unnecessary deaths disappears in corruption and bureaucracy. Does Development Impact Bonds(DIBs) – an offspring of the Social Development Bonds (or Pay for Success Bonds’ and ‘Social Benefit Bonds’) that are being rolled out in rich countries provide a new opportunity?? See more at: http://philanthrocapitalism.net/an-impact-revolution-in-aid/
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Public consultations on the draft strategic framework for Danish support to Development Research, 2014-2018 started on 25 September and will end on 29 November 2013.
- The public meeting in Copenhagen will take place on 11 November 2013 at 14:00-15:30hrs at University of Copenhagen, Bülowsvej 17 (Festauditoriet), 1870 Frederiksberg C.