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Development Dialogue News, Issue # 13, May-June 2010

No.13, May-June 2010  
 

Development Dialogue News is the newsletter of the Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics, a small unit at the World Bank conducting evidence-based analytical, operational and capacity development work on issues related to faith, ethics and development. Previous issues of the newsletter can be accessed here. Other publications and information on our work are available at the DDVE website. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to Quentin Wodon at qwodon@worldbank.org

  

Private Health Sector Assessment in Kenya

This study prepared by Barnes et al. at the Private Sector Partnerships One project (PSP One) with support from USAID and the World Bank/IFC provides a detailed assessment of the privatehealth sector in Kenya, including the role played by faith-based organizations. The scope of work involved assessing the role of the private sector in the overall health system, considering the potential of the private sector to play a greater role and identifying ways to improve the public private interface to increase equity, access and efficiency in the health system. This is the first of four similar country studies, and it is made available as DDVE Study 2010-2. ..........................................................................................

Cost Recovery, Equity, and Efficiency in Water Tariffs

This paper co-authored by DDVE staff and Africa region staff shows that water and sanitation utilities in Africa operate in a high-cost environment, so that tariffs are higher than in other regions of the world. At the same time, few utilities can recover even a small part of their capital costs, with the implicit subsidies in the tariff structure not benefitting the poor. The fact that many poor households cannot even afford a connection to the piped water network had led to a reliance on standposts as an alternative to piped connection. The water resold through informal channels however is much more expensive than piped water. See DDVE working paper 2010-5.

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Qualitative Data Collection Instruments on Faith-Based Service Delivery

As part of work towards pilot country reports on values and development for Burkina Faso and Ghana, DDVE staff conducted extensive qualitative data collection in May and June 2010 on faith-based service delivery in both countries, including community focus group discussions as well as semi-structured interviews on patterns affecting choices of service providers with parents, head teachers and school principals, and similar semi-structured interviews with patients, doctors and directors for health facilities. If you would like to receive copies of the data collection instruments, please contact us.

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Capacity Development for Swaziland and Burkina Faso Teams

Two teams of government staff came to Washington, DC, in May and June 2010 to work with DDVE staff on household survey and census data analysis. The team from Swaziland worked on poverty estimates and benefit incidence analysis for public spending in education and health (including for different types of service providers) using new household survey data as part of a broader collaboration with UNDP. The team from Burkina Faso worked on estimating a new poverty map by combining household survey and census data.

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International Input-Output Conference and Social Accounting Matrices

As part of DDVE’s work on distributional analysis and ethics in development policy, DDVE staff organized a three-session training course on social accounting matrices at the 18th International Input-Output Conference in June 2010 at the University of Sydney, Australia. The training focused on the use of a simulation tool created by the unit. To receive the tool, please contact us.

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Climate-Induced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

DDVE is working in close collaboration with staff from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at the World Bank and Agence Franҫaise de Développement to develop survey instruments in five countries in order to analyze how climate change and weather shocks affect human mobility and development outcomes, including the role played by values in this process. DDVE staff presented plans for data collection as well as preliminary results from an analysis of existing data at a consultative workshop for MENA region specialists held in June 2010 at the Center for Mediterranean Integration in Marseille.
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Dialogue with CS and FG

Managing Director Daboub at Crossroads Event

World Bank Managing Director Juan Jose Daboub spoke on April 28, 2010 at a crossroads event at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC, as part of a conversation on Pope Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate. He was joined by Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida, and Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the United States. Mr. Daboub talked among others about the current global environment, the global economic perspective, and the World Bank Group's response, as well as the World Bank’s work on faith, values and development. For a copy of Mr. Daboub’s speech, please contact us.
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European Report on Development

DDVE staff were invited to present their work on social protection in Africa, and especially on the evaluation of cash for work programs, as well as to comment on other contributions at two conferences organized in June 2010 by the European Report on Development, first in Paris on experiences and lessons from social protection programs across the developing world, and next in Dakar on promoting resilience through social protection in Africa.

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Outreach to Canadian constituencies

DDVE staff presented their work and the new priorities of the unit at a seminar with the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa with participation from a large number of faith-based organizations. Additional seminars on faith-based school performance were presented at the University of Ottawa and at the 50th Annual Congress of the Société canadienne de science économique.

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New Publications  
Private Health Sector Assessment in Kenya

Cost Recovery, Equity, and Efficiency in Water Tariffs in Africa

Operational and Capacity Development Work

Qualitative Data Collection Instruments on Faith-Based Service Delivery
1Capacity Development for Swaziland and Burkina Faso Teams
2International Input-Output Conference and Social Accounting Matrices
3Climate-Induced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa
Dialogue and Outreach
4Managing Director Daboub at Crossroads event
5European Report on Development
Outreach to Canadian Constituencies


 

For more information on the events listed below, click here

June 29, 2010: Presentation at the European Report on Development conference in Dakar on promoting resilience through social protection in sub-Saharan Africa

June 20-25, 2010: Training course on social accounting matrices at the 18th International Input-Output Association meeting in Sydney

June 18, 2010: Discussion at the European Report on Development conference at University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on experiences from social protection programs across the developing world

June 15-16, 2010: Presentations at the workshop on Climate induced migration in the Middle East and North Africa at the Center for Mediterranean Integration in Marseille

June 10, 2010: Discussion at the Gender and Conflict Research Workshop organized by the World Bank Gender Group in Washington, DC

May 24-June 5, 2010: Mission on poverty mapping analysis to Washington, DC, by staff from Burkina Faso’s National Statistical Office (Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie)

May 23-June 5, 2010: Mission on poverty and benefit incidence analysis to Washington, DC, by staff from Swaziland’s Central Statistical Office and Ministry of Economic Planning and Development in collaboration with UNDP

May 19, 2010: Presentation of the work of DDVE on values, ethics and development at the Canadian International Development Agency

May 18, 2010: Seminar on the evaluation of the performance of Fe y Alegría schools at the Department of Economics of the University of Ottawa

May 14, 2010: Presentation of paper on the evaluation of the performance of Fe y Alegría schools at the 50th Annual Congress of the Société canadienne de science économique in Quebec City

April 28, 2010: Managing Director Juan Jose Daboub at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC for a conversation on Pope Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate with Bishop Dewane of Venice, Florida, and Archbishop Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the United States

April 19, 2010: Mission to Bogota, Colombia, for planning an assessment of the Pastoral de la Primera Infancia program in partnership with the Panamerican Health Organization

April 15-18, 2010: Mission to Bogota, Colombia, for planning a collaboration on the analysis of performance in the education sector with the City Secretary of Planning, Fe y Alegría, and ICFES

March 11-12, 2010: Presentation of DDVE’s work at the conference on religions and public authorities in Europe at the Catholic University of Louvain

March 9, 2010: Presentation of DDVE’s work at the Ecumenical Council in Panama

March 9, 2010: Participation at the meeting of UN Focal Points for Initiatives with FBOs in Latin America co-organized by UNFPA and the World Council of Religions for Peace

February 25, 2010: Joint seminar with Education Thematic Group on performance assessment of Fe y Alegria secondary schools in Colombia

December 18, 2009: Seminar at the University of Ottawa on Islamic law and family law reforms

December 15, 2009: Presentation of DDVE's strategy note at the World Bank's Education and Social Protection & Labor sector boards.

December 5-7, 2009: Presentation at the Third Meeting of the Interreligious Network of Central America in El Salvador (III Encuentro de la Red Interreligiosa Mesoamericana - Religiones por la Paz)

December 3-9, 2009: Presentations at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne

November 12-14, 2009: Presentation at Yale Conference on Women, Religion and Globalization, New Haven, Connecticut

November 10, 2009: Presentation at the WHO-CIFA Consultation in Geneva on Mapping Religious Health Assets

November 3-20, 2009: Mission to Bangui, Central African Republic, to present results from the analysis of the ECASEB household survey and plan a survey on monitoring the impact of the economic crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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