• Creating Resilience Dividends with Road Water Management

    It is a simple concept:  resilience, improving existing systems, making them more productive and stronger, better able to deal with shocks and even converting problems into opportunities. Resilience is a departure from the concept of ‘sustainability’ that aims to preserve what is there or pro‐ long what has been newly created – and as such is often conservative by character. Yet development is...

  • The Circularity Gap Report

    ​An analysis of the circular state of the global economy...

  • Africa bridging the digital divides

    Africa’s leapfrogging information and communication technology development is fueled by mobile broadband. The number of mobilebroadband subscriptions on the continent has increased more than 15 times over the past six years, a growth rate that is three times the global average. However, there are also worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between men and women, and between urban and...

    • Knowledge hub
    • Nordika Afrikainstitutet
  • Reflection Methods - Tools to Make Learning More Explicit

    This learning manual is interesting for project owners who are designing and executing their learning agenda, even though it has been written for facilitators and trainers who are facilitating a reflection and learning process. It summarizes a number of tools that can be used to facilitate the process of reflecting on knowledge and experiences acquired, with the aim of making learning more...

    • Knowledge hub
    • Centre for Development Innovation (CDI)
  • Impact investing: Measurement valued by investee businesses

    This report was commissioned by the Results Measurement Working Group of the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development in order to shed light on the topic of data being generated by impact investee organisations. Little is known about the forms of impact data generated and valued by these enterprises, particularly why they are generating it and how they are using it. 

  • Making the Transition to Strategic Private Sector Engagement

    Development organisations are becoming increasingly systematic and strategic in engaging the private sector as an equal partner across their work, through a variety of formats. As such, private sector engagement represents a shift away from bilateral work with developing country governments, but also differs from traditional, transactional ways of working with business. This briefing note is...

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