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Since the opening match on 12 June 2014, the world’s eyes have been glued to Brazil as nations follow their teams’ progress through the World Cup. But behind the football lies a middle income country battling many problems including poverty and human rights.
A Joint Evaluation of Budget Support to Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12 was completed earlier this year, with the results discussed this month in Brussels. While the general consensus is that its use has been positive, showing good results, some important lessons arose during its implementation, and can be applied to other Budget Support situations.
Meet Judith Muntahli. She was born in 1977 in Ilenga, a village in the Isoka district of Muchinga Province in the far north of Zambia. She and her husband are subsistence farmers with nine children. During her first pregnancy, Judith (pictured below) was bitten by a snake. But by the time she got to the hospital, infection had set in and her leg had to be amputated. With no access to contraception, Judith carried nine more pregnancies on one leg using crutches. Sadly, her 10th child died when he was a month old. 
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 28 August 2015
Q&A with Rupert Simons, Chief Executive Officer of Publish What You Fund.  Publish What You Fund is a non-profit organisation that campaigns for aid transparency. “We believe that information is power and we campaign to make that information available to everyone who needs it,” said Simons. With readily available data on aid, governments and donors, citizens can ensure that initiatives are being carried out effectively. Simons (RS) spoke to Capacity4Dev (C4D) about the importance of including data collection and analysis in crisis response, as well as the next steps for making open data a standard component of development and humanitarian aid efforts.
The mayor of Bogotá takes a shower on television to promote saving water, and water consumption drops; HIV patients in Kenya get text messages to remind them to take their medication and adherence rates rise by 13 percentage points; and a simple rewrite of letters from the UK tax office nets the government £200 million… These are among the successes attributed to ‘behavioural interventions’, which consider how psychological and social forces affect the implementation of public policy.
ALIMA - The Alliance for International Medical Action posted Information 4 April 2016

Depuis février 2015, ALIMA intervient dans le site de déplacés de Carmel, situé à Bimbo, en périphérie de la capitale centrafricaine. Cette zone est l’une de celle qui recueille le plus de déplacés lorsque la situation sécuritaire se dégrade à Bangui.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao created a new WIKI page 13 December 2013

You Most Burning Questions about Decentralisation and Local Governance

 

Welcome to the capacity4dev mini-site on Decentralisation!

Amouzou Bedi created a new WIKI page 29 August 2014

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16 March 2015 to 19 March 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission

Annual stakeholder event. Further details at http://www.flegtweek.org/ [1]

[1] http://www.flegtweek.org/

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