If you knew that your commute was going to be slow and unreliable, and that you were likely to be attacked or sexually harassed, would you choose to work? This is the reality women face every day in many developing countries. In Latin America and the Caribbean women are less likely to have access to a private vehicle and use public transit more often than men. They are also … [Read more...] about Are women with access to safe and fast public transit more likely to be employed and earn more?
Measuring our performance
What do nearly 200 CEOs of the world’s biggest companies have in common? They have recently committed to run their businesses for the benefit of all stakeholders–customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders. This high-profile declaration echoes mounting interest across the corporate and investment worlds in achieving positive social and environmental impact … [Read more...] about Measuring impact is key to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
By Arturo J. Galindo y Tracy Betts For those of us working in the field of international development, it’s more and more critical to understand what works, what doesn’t work, and why to be able to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of what we do. That’s the reason why it is of utmost importance for a multilateral organization such as the Inter-American … [Read more...] about How to measure the effectiveness of development projects?
by Erin Bautista and Tracy Betts. Each year, international development institutions channel billions of dollars into development projects around the world. Is the money well spent? Does it produce the desired results? While many development providers publish project details through their own websites and reports, finding consolidated information on which … [Read more...] about Data transparency as a development effectiveness tool
by Patricia Yañez-Pagans Ninety percent of deaths and injuries from road accidents happen in low- and middle-income countries, where direct and indirect costs are close to $100 billion a year. [su_quote] Friday evening, Juan was driving home. It was raining and he was tired. That week was rough: too much work, few free hours, and little sleep. But finally, it … [Read more...] about Are we effective at saving lives on the roads?