Monthly Archives: August 2012

Education, Research, and Inter-Generational Poverty: Addressing the Challenges to 2015 and Beyond

By Alison Girdwood, DFID. Over recent years, the scale of resources put into education in developing countries has increased significantly, and is likely to continue to increase.  But research on education in developing countries has, on the whole, remained primarily … Continue reading

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India’s Approach to the Certification of Vocational Skills

By Rashmi Agrawal, Director,Institute of Applied Manpower Research, India. The skills development and certification system in India has been described as ‘fragmented’ due to the involvement of plethora of organizations without much coordination. The system is also unable to cater … Continue reading

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New Trends in International Cooperation in TVET

By Kenneth King and Robert Palmer.                                                  Despite the rise in interest in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) world-wide there has been little corresponding analysis of international cooperation in the sphere of technical and vocational skills development. This will … Continue reading

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The Busan Discourse on Results, Effectiveness, Impact, and Value for Money: what do they Mean for Emerging Donors?

By Soyeun Kim, University of Leeds & Re-shaping Development Institute, S. Korea. “Over 2,000 delegates are reviewing global progress in improving the impact and Value for Money of development aid” (emphasis added, official HLF4 website). The preoccupation with results and … Continue reading

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Whose Development Results Count?

By Fred Carden, IDRC. “It is not about your project; it is about my country”. This comment was made by a Mauritanian evaluator in response to a vigorous methodological debate between two expert evaluators who were exploring what methods should be … Continue reading

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