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I usually set aside a block of time after I get up each morning to read about current events. This morning, I noted with pleasure a report Jim Kim posted on Linkedin. http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/energy/publication/sear
My first thoughts were about the families that I was able to help get their electricity turned on during my career with UNHCR. Hundreds of families that were living without electricity, in conflict prone countries and countries arising out of conflict, that had been working with local authorities unsuccessfully to get the power turned on. Often times, it simply took a letter from my office or a visit to the electric company office to re-establish power connections to the homes. Some times, actions required arranging a 'field trip to the village or town to facilitate and support local citizen engagements', (accompanied by other members of the international community, like UN peace-keepers, regional or state government officials and political leaders). But generally positive actions occurred once communication channels were firmly established.
It was gratifying to me to periodically be able to go back to these villages and towns, often very rural areas, where conflict had devastated the landscapes, but that after peace had been agreed upon, people struggled successfully to 'turn on the lights'. It was particularly important for the school aged children. The stories they told me about what having electrical power and lights in their homes meant to them was very powerful to me.
This report, is both timely and helpful, related to speeding up the pace of achieving successful Agenda 2030 outcomes. Very helpful to me was pointing out:
• Why is electricity access critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?
Kakuma refugee camp, located in Kenya’s Turkana County, hosts over 150.000 refugees. A new social impact analysis studies the complex effects of the presence of refugees on their hosting community.
Dear PSIA CoP Members,
Our colleague Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez recently published an interesting blog on the ways behavioral science could help develop and implement better policies.
Take a look at the blog and share your comments Public policy with a true human face | Latin America & Caribbean: Opportunities for All
Sophia V. Georgieva, one of our previously featured PSIA Task Team Leders, has been recently interviewed to talk about her study Toward Gender-Informed Energy Subsidy Reforms: Findings from Qualitative Studies in Europe and Central Asia, the first World Bank Group report that looks at differential impacts of energy subsidy reforms on women and men.
Read more and share your views.
Welcome to join our Blockchain for Sustainable Development Global Roundtable Jan.7, 2017 Washington DC
BTW, Xiaochen was interviewedby CCTV on China’s innovation process. Here is a clip:
On December 5, 2016, the PSIA Team held a learning event which featured a candid discussion with TTLs who conducted PSIAs to support World Bank Group’s operations across sectors. Please find attached a booklet that includes the three PSIAs illustrated during the session. Also, download the recently launched PSIA Glossy report and view more best practices from the PSIA Multi-Donor Trust Fund 2010-2016.
Dear Members of the PSIA Online Community,
We are delighted to share with you the PSIA Glossy report which features a wealth of knowledge, insights, and lessons from successful and innovative practices in PSIAs that
will be useful for PSIA practitioners and the broader policy community.
Download the publication from this link. Please feel free to share with colleagues and friends who may find it of interest.
on behalf of the PSIA Team
Dear Members of the PSIA Online Community,
The fifth and final annual report is out! The report includes achievements and activities from January 2015 to September 2016, and a thorough final evaluation report put together by a team in Accenture.
It was prepared by Malte Johann (Consultant) under guidance from Maria Beatriz Orlando (Program Manager of the PSIA MDTF) and with valuable contributions from Juan Carlos Parra (Economist), Seemeen Saadat (Consultant), Mabel Martinez (Consultant), Rodolfo JR Gaspar (Information Management Assistant), Sarosh Sattar (Senior Economist), and Simona Palummo (Consultant). The work was informed by conversations with Bank colleagues, donors and Task Team Leaders involved in PSIAs.
Download the full report here
The presentations from the "Global Conference for Prosperity, Equality, and Sustainability - Perspectives and Policies for a Better World", held in New Delhi, are now available on C4D (list of documents below). For the full program and additional information please see:
DAY 1: June 1st, 2016
Thematic Session 1.1: Jobs and Economic Security
Thematic Session 2.1: Education for Capability Expansion
Thematic Session 5.1: Challenge of Improving Environment
Thematic Session: 6.1: Strengthening Social Protection
Thematic Session 7.1: Social Inclusion
DAY 2: June 2nd, 2016
Thematic Session 1.2: Jobs and Economic Security
Thematic Session 2.2: Education for Capability Expansion
Thematic Session 3.1: Food and Nutritional Security
Thematic Session 4.1: Building Healthy Lives
Thematic Panel 1: Governance for Sustainability in Global Value Chains
Thematic Session 3.2: Food and Nutritional Security
Thematic Session: 5.2: Challenge of Improving Environment
Thematic Session: 6.2: Strengthening Social Protection
Thematic Session: 7.2: Social Inclusion
Thematic Panel 2: Sustainability and Inclusive Urban Development in Global Perspective
DAY 3: June 3rd, 2016
Thematic Session: 1.3: Jobs and Economic Security
Thematic Session 3.3: Food and Nutritional Security
Thematic Session 4.2: Building Healthy Lives
Thematic Session: 7.3: Social Inclusion