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International Health & Nutrition and Development Information Joint Workgroup Event
June 20th, 2013
Over the past several years, there has been an explosion of amazing, and often simple technology solutions addressing serious development challenges. The presentation will discuss examples of this work as applied to three challenges in international health: the challenge of cost effective training for health care providers in the developing world - using a mobile phone platform to reinforce traditional training methodologies; the challenge of environmental compliance for vector control programs that use controlled chemicals – using a geo-positioning system; and the challenge of reducing the time and cost of TB diagnosis to improve case detection and the logistics of diagnosis and care.
Asia Pacific Workgroup Event
June 25th, 2013
Aung Phyo Kyaw and Sa Kyaw Thu Ya Aung completed their Masters Degree studies at the Yangon Institute of Economics last April. In early May, they began an eight-week Fellowship in the United States supported by the Robert R. Nathan Memorial Foundation. During that time in Washington and New York, they have met with a wide range of government officials, development and civil society organizations, and academics, developing understanding and personal relationships between the United States and Myanmar that have been rare for decades. Please join them to continue this conversation.
Governance, Corruption, and Rule of Law, & Monitoring and Evaluation Workgroup's Joint Event
June 26th, 2013
Meaningful impact evaluation is a challenge in all sectors of international development. Governance programs face some particularly complex challenges. This panel will explore outcomes and impact evaluation of sub-national governance programs. Specifically:
This panel is the third in a series of discussions sponsored jointly by the SID-Washington Workgroup on Governance, Corruption and Rule of Law and the Workgroup on Monitoring and Evaluation that are focused on evaluation challenges within various types of governance programs. The first event in this series, in February 2013, explored challenges to M&E of legislative strengthening programs. The second, held in May 2013, examined M&E issues in anti-corruption and rule of law.
Civil Society Workgroup Event
June 27th, 2013
The Civil Society Workgroup will hold its first organizational meeting of this year from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Center for International Private Enterprise. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the focus of the workgroup for the coming year, which topics should be addressed, and how to best address them. We have created a short survey to provide some direction for these discussions. Even if you are not planning on attending the upcoming meeting, please take a few minutes to provide us with your opinions and priorities. You can access the survey by clicking here. Please respond at your earliest opportunity to provide us with time to review submissions prior to the meeting.
SID-Washington Annual Events
SID-Washington 2013 Annual Conference Recap
"Development Goals: How We Got Here and What Comes Next"
Thank you for attending the Society for International Development’s 2013 Annual Conference! Attendance rates soared at this year’s conference, which was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Thursday, June 6th from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The day kicked off with a highly anticipated opening Keynote Address by John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Podesta noted that the number one concern of young people around the globe today is unemployment. He also stressed the need for a renewed commitment to women and girls, sustainability, and poverty reduction, particularly for the upcoming post-MDG era. Please click here to continue reading.
Thank you to all those who attended! Pictures and video coming soon...
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