Who’s Who | The Big Push Forward Rosalind Eyben Rosalind Eyben is one of the co-convenors of the Big Push Forward. She has been a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies where she is a member of the Participation, Power and Social Change team [link] where she works on power and relations in the international aid system. She was previously employed by the UK Department for International Development and before that as consultant and adviser to the ILO, FAO and other United Nations agencies. Irene Guijt Irene Guijt is one of the co-convenors of the Big Push Forward. Cathy Shutt Cathy Shutt is facilitator of the Value for Money thematic cluster. Chris Roche Chris Roche is an Associate Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Brendan Whitty Brendan Whitty is a facilitator of the ‘driving change’ thematic cluster.
Social Programs That Work The Programs We’ve Identified Are Linked Below Programs identified as having the most credible evidence of effectiveness, based on careful review in consultation with outside experts, are categorized as “Top Tier” or “Near Top Tier” (see sidebar for definitions). The other listed programs have been found promising but not yet Top Tier or Near Top Tier due to study limitations (such as only short-term follow-up) that underscore the need for additional testing prior to larger-scale implementation. As a nonprofit philanthropic foundation, we receive no financial benefit from any program, enabling us to serve as an impartial reviewer of the evidence. Top Tier Nurse-Family Partnership (A nurse home visitation program for low-income, pregnant women): Randomized controlled trials show major impact on life outcomes of the mothers and their children. Review of the Evidence: Do Early Childhood Intervention Programs Really Work? See also Montreal Prevention Program (under K-12 Education).
Copenhagen Consensus 2012 | Copenhagen Consensus Center The third Copenhagen Consensus was a year-long project involving more than 65 researchers tasked with setting priorities among a series of proposals to confront ten great global challenges. A panel of economic experts, comprising some of the world’s most distinguished economists, was invited to consider these issues. The ten Assessment Papers, commissioned from acknowledged authorities in each area of policy, included nearly 40 proposals for the panel’s consideration. Fighting malnourishment should be the top priority for policy-makers and philanthropists The Expert Panel was presented with nearly 40 investment proposals designed by experts to reduce the challenges of Armed Conflict, Biodiversity Destruction, Chronic Disease, Climate Change, Education Shortages, Hunger and Malnutrition, Infectious Disease, Natural Disasters, Population Growth, and Water and Sanitation Shortages.
WBCSD-SNV Alliance: Creating inclusive business opportunities by linking local communities with big business RCT - Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities (2009) Recommendation on Criteria for Establishing Strong Evidence of Effectiveness1 “Federal and state agencies should prioritize the use of evidence-based programs and promote the rigorous evaluation of prevention and promotion programs in a variety of settings in order to increase the knowledge base of what works, for whom, and under what conditions. The definition of evidence-based should be determined by applying established scientific criteria. In applying scientific criteria, the agencies should consider the following standards: Evidence for efficacy or effectiveness of prevention and promotion programs should be based on designs that provide significant confidence in the results. 1 National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2009).
Bjorn Lomborg, essayiste et auteur de "L'écologiste sceptique" avec Claude Allègre Spécialisée en géopolitique, stratégie, défense, histoire des religions au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique, elle collabore à FRANCE 24 depuis 2007 et présente l'Entretien. Ex-auditrice de l’IHEDN, elle a été reporter pour Radio France, France 3 et TV5. Growing Inclusive Markets | Business works for development | Development works for business The #1 reason people die early, in each country You're probably aware that heart disease and cancer are far and away the leading causes of death in America. But globally the picture is more complicated: (Vox / Anand Katakam and Joss Fong) It's worth stressing that "cause of lost years of life" and "cause of death" aren't identical. But that makes the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of lost life in so many countries all the more striking, and indicative of those countries' successes in reducing childhood mortality. On the flipside, the world is getting better in a great number of ways:
Bjorn Lomborg's Dirty Little Math | CleanTechnicaCleanTechnica Cars Published on March 17th, 2013 | by NRDC By Max Baumhefner A Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by Bjorn Lomborg, “Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret,” argues that even though driving on electricity emits half as much pollution as driving on gasoline, it never makes up for the additional energy it takes to build electric cars. Lomborg’s argument rests on the reasoning included in this sentence: “If a typical electric car is driven 50,000 miles over its lifetime, the huge initial emissions from its manufacture means the car will actually have put more carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere than a similar-size gasoline-powered car driven the same number of miles.” The premise that the typical electric car will only be driven 50,000 miles is fanciful. Lomborg also claims that cars charged with electricity made from coal are dirtier than gasoline vehicles. And that’s today. Max Baumhefner is an attorney, outdoor enthusiast, and a bread baker. About the Author
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Sustainable Development Goals Logo of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) refer to an agreement of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 (Rio+20), to develop a set of future international development goals. The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals on 19 July 2014 forwarded to the Assembly its proposal for a set of SDGs. Background The current development agenda is centred on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations (UN) in 2000. As the target date of the MDGs, 2015, is approaching, a debate on the framework of international development beyond 2015 has started. The Rio+20 outcome document, “The Future We Want”, also calls for the goals to be integrated into the UN’s post-2015 Development Agenda. Current process See also References External links
Since the TED Talk: Bjorn Lomborg still thinking about evil economics In 2005, Bjorn Lomborg bounced onto the TED stage in Monterey to challenge the assembled audience to think about “the biggest problems in the world.” Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate changeAuthor of the book The Skeptical Environmentalist and the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, Lomborg promptly advised the somewhat startled audience to forget about global warming. If we really want to make an impact on the serious issues of our time, he said, we have to look beyond the dramatic images and histrionic headlines that fill our newspapers, and instead calmly and rationally focus on tackling issues we might actually solve once and for all. “It’s when economics gets evil,” he said cheerfully. Back then, Lomborg was presenting the results of the first Copenhagen Consensus, for which he had convened a group of 30 of the world’s top economists to prioritize global problems according to how quickly and efficiently they might be solved.