Development

Achievements in 2020 #2

Kieren McGovern has been coordinating a UNDP-ADB Asia Pacific project that formulates Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) national implementation snapshots for country programming. See the Indonesia Snapshot,  https://sdgsnapshot.org/indonesia Once COVID hit he worked on the UN response grants and the Asia Pacific UNDP led socio-economic impact assessments that now number 22. To end the year he …

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New Urban Agenda

The NUAConference was held in Melbourne on 4th and 5th May. Kerry McGovern and Penny Burns copresented a session to get us all focused on how we are going to implement the New Urban Agenda in Australia. The conference was refreshing with good discussion about a topic new to most of those attending. Architects, planners, …

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Facts and Dreams of the Future

The human race, without its opposable thumb, would not have evolved. With only four fingers, the hand is not confident. Economists and political decision-makers sometimes forget this and, in using “measurement” to determine advice, delude themselves that their proposals are whole and effective and are not a chimera. Politicians innately understand this, yet find it …

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Going Local: Lessons from the World Bank

Adrienne Valdez “Going Local: Lessons from the World Bank” This article by Adrienne Valdez “Going Local: Lessons from the World Bank” uploaded to the Internet on 15 November 2012 addressed issues of participatory decision-making. Many people in developing countries have contributed much of their time participating in workshops to assist organisations design programs, evaluate and identify …

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