Most of development assistance today is delivered through input finance with no guarantee of successful achievement of results. Now imagine that a government could commission for increased employability among a targeted population, narrowed learning gap between boys and girls, more affordable housing in urban settings, or increased connectivity to economic opportunities.
As much of the world develops at an increasingly rapid pace, some regions are lagging. Poverty is increasingly concentrated in places affected by fragility, conflict and violence. Developing resilient infrastructure in fragile regions like these supports peace and stability and provides opportunities for their residents to rise out of poverty.
The terms “sustainable” and “inclusive” are being commonly (and often loosely) applied to any positive interventions towards the response and recovery from the pandemic. What does “inclusive recovery” mean?
Development and aid contracts need to be reformed in the pandemic era to allow for crisis-related contingencies after COVID-19 forced numerous development projects to adopt remote and virtual approaches, experts said at an event co-hosted by Devex and
GPRBA and the World Bank organized a knowledge sharing event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 15-17, 2019. We brought together partners, clients and donors to the field in Ethiopia (where PforR projects are prominent) to get their perspective on RBF and see what’s on the pulse of other organizations in terms of RBF.
Future growth and climate-resilient development requires action at the city level. It also requires new ways for financing infrastructure in less-developed urban communities.
“There is no great force for change, for peace, for justice and democracy, for inclusive economic growth than a world of empowered women.” - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women