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Over 3,000 development officials have gathered in Busan, South Korea, this week for an important forum on aid effectiveness. According to Vice President of the World Bank Institute Sanjay Pradhan, who is attending the event, capacity development has yet to attain its full potential for changing societies.
Widespread access to the internet and mobile phones, even in the world’s poorest countries, are making the sharing of information easier than ever before and offer varied opportunities for improving development systems. Find out about some innovative new ideas.
Aleem Walji, Head of the Innovation Team at the World Bank Institute, explains how the bank has applied a knowledge-based approach in combination with new technologies to revolutionise capacity development.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 5 August 2016
Innovations in areas such as mobile payments and remote healthcare in developing countries are helping to turn the old development paradigm on its head. “It’s not any more the South which has the problems and the North which has the solutions,” said Alexander De Croo, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister. “It’s for the first time a real multipolar role,” as digital technology is becoming an integral part of society in the least developed countries.
We’re living in a fast moving world, where information is exchanged faster and more readily than at any other time in human history. At the European Commission, Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s development arm, EuropeAid, wants to develop the capacity of EC staff so that they can get more involved in communicating the ideas and position of the organisation.
Improving Integrated Financial Management Information Systems Led by expert Dr Carolyne Stanforth.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 22 April 2010
A new documentary is to be screened in Brussels that presents the experiences of human rights advocates from around the world who have used information and digital technology for positive change.
The World Bank Institute and the European Commission’s DG Development and Cooperation recently held a one day workshop to discuss their respective approaches to capacity development and explore ways of enhancing WBI- European Commission synergies.
The explosion of on line journalism, blogging and social media has given anyone the technical capacity to become a news publisher, putting the spotlight on the key issues of training and safety.
International television and news reporting would be advised to focus more on what works well in Africa and inspire future generations of the continent’s youth, according to Amobé Mévégué, a well known media figure.

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