Posts tagged international development
Invest Your Money In Your People: 5 Top Takeaways from 2018 World Bank GPSA Forum

Many members of the Open Gov Hub team and network convened alongside hundreds of social accountability advocates from around the world for this year’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Forum at the World Bank from October 30 - November 1, 2018.

This year’s GPSA summit -Money Matters: Public Finance and Social Accountability for Human Capital- explored how social accountability reforms can support improved health, education and other basic development outcomes, specifically through human capital investments.

What did we learn from this seminal event?

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When and Why Development Fails

The Open Gov Hub convened leading experts to discuss why so many governments struggle to deliver basic services to their people, and how international development practitioners can better support the building of governments’ capacities, in light of the recent book Building State Capability.

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5 Insights on How China Lifted 800 Million People out of Poverty

After a bit of a summer break, things are back in full swing here at the Open Gov Hub!

We're looking forward to many things this fall, including an impressive lineup of events this season, kicking off this Thursday, September 14th with How China Escaped the Poverty Trap: Exploring the Relationship between Governance and Economic Development.

Here are 5 reasons why we are especially looking forward to this week's special book talk and panel event.

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Know Your Hubber: Sarah Orton

As part of a new monthly series, we will be chatting with various members of OpenGov Hub (or as we like to call them, Hubbers) so that you can get to know some of the amazing people that make up our community. 

This month, we'll be chatting with Sarah Orton of Development Gateway. 

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Mapping for Humanitarian Good

More than 50 people gathered in DC on November 16 to celebrate geography and contribute to OpenStreetMap, a free and openly editable map of the world. This year’s OpenStreetMap GeoWeek main event launched the first open mapping projects designed by U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), specifically focused on program areas surrounding Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Voices from the Ground or how to work better together in international development

The Community Solutions Program (CSP) fellows based in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, with support from OpenGov Hub and IREX organized an event on November 2nd, 2016, aiming to create another bridge for communication between international organizations working in development and their end beneficiaries. CSP fellows are exceptional young civil society leaders working on a variety of social issues in Africa, the Middle East, Central Eastern Europe, South Central Asia, Asia Pacific, and South America. Most of the fellows have partnered with or been end receivers of international development programs.

The event had the participation of over 60 people who engaged in some 'hot topics' like:

  1. Education and development within emergency/conflict zones
  2. Open data and media in closed societies
  3. Empowering women through entrepreneurship
  4. Challenges and opportunities in local funding
  5. How to work locally to help the environment
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