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What We Are Reading

CAIDP receives many links to interesting publications on development topics. This forum allows members to share links to documents they are reading that they think will be of interest to other development professionals.

Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing

Submitted by nicko2 on 02 June 2017

Keith Ogilvie shared this interesting article by Michael Kleinman from the Guardian's Development Professionals Network.

Our obsession with measuring impact has, paradoxically, paralysed us. We focus on those interventions that promise to produce measurable results. ... The focus on measuring impact limits our willingness to take risks. We must balance a desire for certainty against the knowledge that our ability to measure impact will always be, at best, limited.

Institutional Corruption and Canadian Foreign Policy

Submitted by nicko2 on 11 May 2017

"Traditional forms of corruption pose problems for Canada’s foreign aid, but ‘institutional corruption,’ evidenced by deception, financial inconsistency and unpredictability, by constantly changing priorities, by opacity and reprehensible diversions from its stated aims is arguably worse, undermining the effectiveness, the trustworthiness and the very purpose of foreign aid."

Hiring Trends in International Development 2017

Submitted by nicko2 on 01 May 2017

Our partner DEVEX conducts annual polls of international development recruiters asking for their hiring predictions for the year ahead based on the needs of their organizations, and what they're seeing from the candidates and hiring managers that they work with.

This year they talked to 120 development recruiters representing development consultancies, iNGOs and even donor organizations across 28 different countries.

This annual report is always useful information for those entering the business, either recent graduates or mid-career professionals seeking a change.

World Bank Spring Meetings Streaming Calendar

Submitted by nicko2 on 24 April 2017

Welcome to the Spring Meetings LIVE Online! We will be streaming 25 events in multiple languages, including French, Spanish and Arabic. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions to experts. Please come join us for the week of April 18 – April 22 and don’t forget to add our events to your calendar!


Calendar of Events

Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim: Rethinking Development Finance

Submitted by nicko2 on 17 April 2017

Ahead of the World Bank Group - IMF Spring Meetings (, April 21-23, 2017, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim addresses the need for a new approach to development finance to meet the aspirations of the world's seven billion people: