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Development Gateway - Poverty Recourses

Development Gateway Foundation
dgCommunities: Poverty
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty?intcmp=923
September 11, 2006

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1. NEW HIGHLIGHT: "Information and Communication Technologies for
Development and Poverty Reduction." (Book published by Johns Hopkins
University Press)
2. RESOURCES
3. MEMBER DIRECTORY: Update Your Profile for Networking &
Collaboration
4. DISTRIBUTE YOUR CONTENT
5. VIRTUAL CONSULTATION FOR INTER-AMERICAN MINISTERIAL MEETING ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
6. BECOME A dgPOVERTY GUIDE!
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This newsletter is sponsored by the "Doing Business Program" of the
World Bank and IFC.

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1. NEW HIGHLIGHT: "Information and Communication Technologies for
Development and Poverty Reduction." (Book published by Johns Hopkins
University Press)

Yet for all the international debate and millions of words written
about the digital divide, very little systematic empirical research or
studies over time have been done to confirm claims and counterclaims and to
guide policymakers on how this technology actually affects the
development of low-income countries.

In this volume, Maximo Torero and Joachim von Braun seek to address
this omission with a collection of case studies exploring the relationship
between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and
development in Bangladesh, China, India, Ghana, Laos, Peru, and East Africa.

From the Description. Johns Hopkins University Press

Read this highlight and a selection of related articles visiting:
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/highlights/viewHighlight.
do~activeHighlightId=110723?intcmp=923


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2. RESOURCES
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- Editorial: special issue on cash transfers

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/rc/ItemDetail.do~1071845?intcmp=923

- Teach A Man To Fish - Education that pays for itself - Quarterly
Newsletter August 2006

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/rc/ItemDetail.do~1071798?intcmp=923

- Reducing child poverty with cash transfers: A sure thing?

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/rc/ItemDetail.do~1071833?intcmp=923

- The World Bank Development Policy Lending Retrospective: Looking
Backwards or Going Forward?

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/rc/ItemDetail.do~1071520?intcmp=923

- Solidarity, Sustainability, and Gender Equity

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/rc/ItemDetail.do~1071245?intcmp=923


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3. NEW MEMBER DIRECTORY - UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE!
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With over 30,000 registered dgCommunities members, the Member Directory
provides a one-stop shop for key contacts and collaboration worldwide.
We invite you to take advantage of this unprecedented collaborative
tool and add your profile today!

Our new Member Directory enables you to more easily contact fellow
professionals in the international development community for expert advice,
information, and collaboration. You will be able to find development
practitioners from over 200 countries, with interests and expertise in
dozens of areas, including your own! We invite you to update your member
profile to let your colleagues in development know more about your
interests and expertise. You'll find the profiles very useful when using
the Member Directory to communicate and collaborate with fellow members
on your next program or project. From
http://www.developmentgateway.org?intcmp=923 simply click on "My
Gateway" in the upper right corner, log in, scroll down to "My Member
Profile" and click "edit this information."

Quick Start - 4 Easy Steps:

-ESTABLISH YOUR PROFILE

Let your colleagues in development know more about your interests and
expertise through your dgCommunities profile. Simply log in, go to My
Gateway, scroll down to "My Member Profile", and click "Edit this
information".
http://www.developmentgateway.org/topics/um/user/showUserAccount.do?intcmp=923

-SEARCH FOR MEMBERS

Log in to the Development Gateway, and click the Member Directory link
located in the right column on any dgCommunity home page. You can
search by: name, country, interest, expertise, organization, organization
type, or by keywords in member bios. Search Results will show you a list
of members with a link to their profiles. You can also reach the Member
Directory when you log in, go to My Gateway and click on "Add Members
to My Contacts".
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/um~user/showMemberDirectory.do?intcmp=923

-COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBERS

When viewing a member's profile, click "Contact this user". This will
open a message box in which you can type and send a message through our
message forwarding system.

-CREATE OWN CONTACT LIST OF MEMBERS

You can build a list of key contacts and form your own network of
members. Searching for members will produce a results list; you can then
select members to be added to your "My Contacts" list by clicking on the
plus sign under "Status" for each desired contact. Or, when viewing a
particular member's profile, click "Add this member to My Contacts". Your
full "My Contacts" list can be viewed when you log in, go to My
Gateway, scroll down to "My Contacts" and click "View My Contacts."

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4. DISTRIBUTE YOUR CONTENT
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Have knowledge resources you want to share with the community, such as
websites, reports or presentations? Want to raise awareness AND drive
traffic to your website? You can accomplish both of them by adding
content to the Development Gateway in dgCommunities. It's easy: simply go to
http://topics.developmentgateway.org?intcmp=923 and click on the topic
most related to your content, and click "Add Content Here" located in
the middle of the page. Links to approved content are sent by e-mail
alerts to registered members--an effective way to share knowledge and
direct traffic to your website!

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VIRTUAL CONSULTATION FOR INTER-AMERICAN MINISTERIAL MEETING ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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dgCommunities members are invited to share their views in a virtual
consultation forum with civil society and indigenous peoples sponsored by
the Government of Bolivia and the Organization of American States, and
in cooperation with the Development Gateway Foundation. The forum will
address sustainable development issues. A summary of comments will be
presented by the OAS to the First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers
and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development, to be held in
Bolivia on October 5-6.

To participate in the consultation in English:
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/environment/discussion/showDiscussion.
do~id=1441?intcmp=923

To participate in the consultation in Spanish:
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/environment/discussion/showDiscussion.
do~id=1461?intcmp=923

To explore similar collaborative opportunities with the Development
Gateway, please contact us at partners@dgfoundation.org


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6. BECOME A dgPOVERTY GUIDE!
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Dear Members,

Are you looking for a way to increase your organization s or your own
web presence and leverage the Internet for greater development impact?
Would you like to play a leading role in facilitating online knowledge
exchange & collaboration among development practitioners?

If so, we invite you to consider becoming a volunteer topic Guide on
the Development Gateway!

In an effort to widely distribute rich content and diverse perspectives
through our portal, the Development Gateway has established many
exciting partnerships. Guides play a key role in this regard, and collaborate
with us to bring high value content to dgCommunities, and to stimulate
discussion and collaboration among our members.

What are the benefits of being a Guide?

-Online visibility and international exposure: The Development
Gateway's total membership exceeds 180,000 registered users worldwide; more
than half reside in developing countries; Guide organization logos are
prominently featured on dgCommunities homepages with links to Guide
profiles and homepage; Guide authorship of feature articles and newsletters
will be acknowledged and include links to Guide homepage

-Free training in online knowledge/content management, marketing,
community building, and development communications: we'll provide expert
training in our content management system and in operational best
practices we've learned during 6 years experience

-Networking through service to our community of over 35,000 registered
dgCommunities members and 200 partner organizations from 150 countries:
Proactive Guides have the opportunity to form many useful connections
and relationships in the dgCommunities they serve and with the
Development Gateway community as a whole

What are the "tools of the trade" for serving as a topic Guide?

Organizations or individuals interested in the Guide opportunity should
have access to a computer with high-speed internet connection. Guides
should be able to commit a minimum of 2 hours a week for 6 months - 1
year, post 10 resources per week, approve / reject other contents and
provide a brief highlight. They can also recruit new cooperating
organizations and advisors.

The Guide or the point of contact within the Guide organization who
will operate the dgCommunities platform should have the following
skillset:
-Strong commitment to development issues and minimum 3 years of
relevant experience
-Excellent research and writing skills
-Proficiency in English
-Ability to work independently
-Good computer and Internet skills

Interested in becoming a dgCommunity Guide? Simply send an email and
request a Guide Candidate form to ccaballero@dgfoundation.org.

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DID YOU KNOW??
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Learn how to share articles, reports, news, events and other knowledge
with dgPoverty community:
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/poverty/sdm/previewDocument.
do~activeDocumentId=856480?intcmp=923

Thank you!
Emmanuel Asomba
Guide dgPoverty
poverty@developmentgateway.org

Publicado por Boletin Development Gateway el 12 de Septiembre, 2006, 19:53 ~ Comentar ~ Referencias (0)
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