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Spain-World Bank Trustfund for Impact Evaluation and Results-Based Management in Human Development (SIEF)
SPAIN-WORLD BANK TRUSTFUND FOR IMPACT EVALUATION AND RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (SIEF). The SIEF is a new €10.4 million program funded by Spain to support the World Bank in evaluating the impact of innovative programs to improve HD outcomes. It will support prospective, randomized evaluations in eligible developing countries and impact evaluation training to build staff, client and donor capacity for measuring results, evaluating impact and using evaluation evidence for policy. The program will run from Sept. 2007-2010. The SIEF will advance global knowledge on "what works" to promote the MDGs and other key HD goals . It will also build the capacity of developing countries, World Bank staff, and Spanish and other development partner agency staff to carry out rigorous impact evaluations and use the results.
Early Child Development Capacity Building Initiative
EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE [Partnership Key Data]. The objective is to provide technical assistance to existing non-governmental professional ECD organizations in the ISSA network to develop the capacity to design, implement, and evaluate community-based ECD programs for children ages 0 to 7. To be effective and to provide successful programs, early childhood planners, practitioners, and policy makers must enhance their capacity, resources, and technical experience and expertise for designing, implementing, and monitoring of quality ECD programs.
UNAIDS - Global & Regional Activities for Intensived Response to HIV/AIDS. The objective of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen, and support an expanded response to the AIDS epidemic. Since its establishment in 1996, UNAIDS has taken the lead in tracking and fighting HIV/AIDS, which is one of the biggest threats to human development and to poverty alleviation efforts. Although financing for the response to AIDS has increased significantly, it falls short of the scale necessary to achieve the MDG of reversing the epidemic by 2015. Governments, donors, international organizations and civil society have endorsed the “Three Ones” principles and the recommendations of the Global Task Team (GTT) on Improving AIDS Coordination among International Donors and Multilateral Institutions in recognition of the need to use available resources more effectively and efficiently, and by coordinating and harmonizing the efforts of the many players involved in the response to HIV and AIDS. The proposed grant will support UNAIDS’ efforts to
  1. reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS;
  2. provide affordable, cost-effective care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS; and
  3. mitigate the socioeconomic and human impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, households, and communities.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
INTERNATIONAL AIDS VACCINE INITIATIVE (IAVI). IAVI is a global not-for-profit organization working to accelerate the development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. Founded in 1996 and operational in 23 countries, IAVI and its network of collaborators research and develop vaccine candidates. IAVI also advocates for a vaccine to be global priority and works to assure that a future vaccine will be accessible to all who need it. IAVI’s mission is to help end the spread of AIDS, one of the most catastrophic poverty-related diseases of modern times, by ensuring the development of a safe, effective preventive vaccine for use where the epidemic is most devastating to communities and economies. As a specialized global initiative, IAVI models key components of effective multilateral development approaches, including expanding and strengthening public and private partnerships across sectors in the North and the South; an emphasis on building local capacity for and ownership of vaccine research, policy and advocacy in developing countries; a results oriented approach with robust systems for performance monitoring and assessment; and conformance with the recently crafted global HIV/AIDS vaccine blueprint (the Global HIV/AIDS Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Scientific Plan).
Community of Sant 'Egidio Mozambique Partnership
COMMUNITY OF SANT 'EGIDIO MOZAMBIQUE PARTNERSHIP. The Community of Sant'Egidio is a leading institution working to fight poverty, and for peace and social justice. It is a lay Catholic movement comprised of volunteers working in some 80 countries. The partnership with the World Bank focuses on a range of activities and regions, including HIV/AIDS, work with children, and pre- and post-conflict. Activities are global advocacy and knowledge sharing and dissemination.
World Faiths Development Dialogue
WORLD FAITHS DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE. The WFDD is an independent non-profit organization whose primary partners are leaders and institutions of faith actively engaged on development issues. WFDD aims to further dialogue, action and advocacy towards fighting poverty and advancing social justice. Based in the UK until now, it is to move to Washington DC during 2005 and will engage more directly with the World Bank towards the MDG agenda. Areas of activity include engaging faith partners in the PRSP process, HIV/AIDS, children, gender issues, conflict, and environment. The World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) was set up in 1998 by James D. Wolfensohn and Lord Carey of Clifton, then Archbishop of Canterbury, to help to promote a dialogue on poverty and development, both among the different faith traditions and between them and development agencies, such as the World Bank.
Asia-Pacific Quality Network
ASIA-PACIFIC QUALITY NETWORK. The purpose of the Grant is to support the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) to strengthen its institutional capacity and the technical capacity of APQN member organizations. Grants provide technical assistance: (a) conduct workshops to build quality assurance capacity in developing countries; (b) provide external reviewer services to quality assurance agencies in developing countries; (c) provide regional accreditation services to countries without a national accreditation process; (d) establish a regional information clearinghouse on quality assurance for developing countries; (e) support research, policy analysis, and services to APQN member organizations; (f) carry out regional staff exchanges to improve information exchange and build capacity of Recipient's quality-assurance agencies; (g) strengthen liaison functions among regional organizations working on quality-assurance, such as the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), the Asian University Network (AUN), and UNESCO; and (h) conduct independent evaluation of APQN Activities.
Iberoamerican Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
IBEROAMERICAN NETWORK FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION. The Iberoamerican Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education is an association of agencies dedicated to the assessment and accreditation of quality in Higher Education, established in 2003. It is a non-profit organization, and its purpose is to promote cooperation and exchange among iberoamerican countries in matters related to quality assurance. It has 18 member countries, from Mexico to Chile, including Spain, as well as two regional organizations in Central America.
Nelson Madela Inst. For Knowledge Bldg. & Advancement of Science & Technology
NELSON MADELA Inst. for KNOWLEDGE Bldg.& Advancement of SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY in Sub-Sahara Africa. The fundamental objectives of the African Institute of Science and Technology (AIST) are to:
  1. Develop Africa's human capital by: " Producing world-class scientists and engineers to be leaders and entrepreneurs in their local communities " Creating access and opportunity for disadvantaged students " Mitigating Africa's "brain drain" and encouraging reengagement of the Scientific African Diaspora
  2. Improve Africa's education system by: " Setting a new example of excellence " Raising the quality of existing tertiary and secondary education institutions by generating competition amongst universities for students and faculty " Promoting excellence in education throughout Africa
  3. Increase the development, incubation, and dissemination of knowledge by: " Conducting basic and applied research in collaboration with other academic and research institutions and with industry " Enhancing the transfer of technology to Africa through connections with international centers of excellence.
Quality Assurance Support Program for African Higher Education
TQUALITY ASSURANCE SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION. The objective of the proposed partnership is to strengthen the quality of African higher education in order to optimize its contribution to economic growth and social development in the continent. The development objective is to lay a foundation for institutionalized quality assurance mechanisms within tertiary institutions, national quality assurance and accreditation agencies, and an eventual regional network for coordination of cross-border protocols and specialized capacity building in QA. The program will cover the entire continent, including countries in North Africa which are part of the Bank's MENA Region. The proposed partnership seeks to buttress the Africa Action Plan's emphasis on the critical role of quality tertiary education as a key driver of economic growth and raise awareness about the ability of tertiary education systems to absorb technology and innovation.

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