Project Cycle Toolkit

LNOB Inequality Poverty Focus Area
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Equity Budgeting Tool

Planning

Goal:
The aim of the Equity Budgeting Tool is to provide practitioners with the necessary core
understanding of equity, but more so offer a generic framework to analyse to what extent the reduction o

Key features:

  • selection of existing instruments
  • offers a checklist of questions
  • stimulates policy discussions and supports the development of informed reform measures

Particulary relevant for:
Practitioners and policy makers who are drafting and executing public budgets.

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Goal:
The aim of the Equity Budgeting Tool (EBT) is to provide practitioners with the necessary core
understanding of equity, but more so offer a generic framework to analyse to what extent the reduction of inequality is reflected in the drafting and the execution of public budgets. It helps policy makers and other users to:
- Better understand the relevance of equity aspects during budget preparation;
- Gain better knowledge about the effects of public spending on disadvantaged groups;
- Gain better understanding of who is to win and who is to lose from fiscal policy measures;
- Highlight unintended misallocation of funds detrimental to the reduction of inequalities;
- Better address issues of equity budgeting through a clearer visualization of data.

Key features:
After discussing basic questions around the application of the EBT (Chapter 3), a general introduction to equity and the link to Good Financial Governance is given (Chapter 4). The two following chapters present key analytical instruments as well as relevant questions to reviewing equity considerations through the budget process (Chapter 5 – budget outcomes, Chapter 6 – budget processes). Chapter 7 then concludes. The Annex provides useful further guidance for the application of the EBT (a template for data collection as well as means of data visualisation).

Particulary relevant for:
Practitioners and policy makers who are drafting and executing public budgets.

Pro-Poor Digitalisation Canvas

Implementation

Goal:
This tool helps to assess and adjust digital solutions or technology fields regarding their potential for pro-poor developmental impact.

Key features:

  • concise canvas for step-by-step pro-poor assessment of any given digital solution along three main dimensions and several sub-dimensions
  • users' manual for further and deeper explanations, guiding and analysis and review, giving ways to restructure, develop and improve the pro-poor impact
  • support to assess and shape digital innovations to reach left-behind groups

Duration:
30 minutes to several days, depending on the depth of the analysis

Particulary relevant for:
Policy makers, project planners, development practicioners, entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators who aim to effectively reduce poverty through digital means

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Goal:
The Pro-Poor Digitalisation Canvas paves the way to making digitalisation a truly inclusive endeavour - particularly in light of 3.5 billion people that at this moment have no internet access and mostly reside in the developing world. It enables policy makers, development actors and innovators to assess single digital solutions or technology fields based on their potential for pro-poor developmental impact. Thus, it allows them to strategically adjust any given digital solution throughout an iterative development process and to identify means of promoting pro-poor digital innovation on a structural level.

Key features:
The Pro-Poor Digitalisation Canvas and its corresponding and very illustrative Users' Manual allow for a step-by-step assessment of any given digital solution along three main dimensions. After reflecting upon the group of beneficiaries and its respective needs, the envisioned solution is scrutinised along several sub-dimensions. Lastly, the Canvas incentivises users to take a look ahead to identify structural barriers and consider potential negative side-effects. In doing so, the tool assesses the conditions under which digital solutions are developed, the type and scope of opportunities they provide to target populations as well as the type of impact they ultimately bring about.

Duration:
30 minutes to several days, depending on the depth of the analysis

Particulary relevant for:
Policy makers, project planners, development practicioners, entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators who aim to effectively reduce poverty through digital means

Professional Training Course on Inequalities

Strategy

Goal:
This training course connects policy makers from different partner countries to enhance practical approaches for reducing inequalities.

Key features:

  • multidisciplinary and interactive training programme
  • multi-dimensional approach to analyse inequalities to enable a deeper understanding of policy challenges and how to overcome them
  • forum for discussing country-specific contexts and to practically gain and sharpen skills to improve equality-promoting policies

Duration:
Either 5 days intensive face-to-face exchange course or 8-10 weeks online course

Particulary relevant for:
Policy makers in partner countries of the global south working in development cooperation, treasuries, social protection, community development, industrial and trade policies or related areas aiming to learn more about the reduction of inequalities from theory to practice

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Goal:
This training course connects policy makers from different partner countries, who share a commitment to reducing inequalities. Not only does the course enhance cross-sectoral and cross-country support, but, moreover, results in practical approaches for reducing inequalities. Through a combination of traditional lectures, knowledge-sharing sessions and open discussions, both lecturers and participants assess and develop effective current policy directions and elaborate additional solutions.

Key features:
This multidisciplinary training programme synthesises politics, academia and practitioners and focusses on capacity building by providing participants with a broad knowledge on all types of inequalities and its drivers. Through a multi-level approach, inequality is analysed in its multiple dimensions and contibutes to a deeper understanding of policy challenges and how to overcome them. Furthermore, the course provides a forum for discussing country-specific contexts and to practically gain and sharpen skills to improve equality-promoting policies.

Duration:
Either 5 days intensive face-to-face exchange course or 8-10 weeks online course.

Particulary relevant for:
Policy makers in partner countries of the global south working in areas of development cooperation, treasuries, social protection, community development, industrial and trade policies or related areas aiming to learn more about the reduction of inequalities from theory to practice

Poverty Targeting Primer

Implementation

Goal:
This primer channels and enhances the application of targeting methods to address poverty and leave no one behind.

Key features:

  • key questions for the assessment of poverty targeting systems
  • review of the most common poverty targeting methodologies
  • concrete tools to facilitate decision making in poverty targeting

Particulary relevant for:
Development planners and practitioners interested in practice-oriented guidance regarding existing methods to target left behind groups

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Goal:
Within the existing multitude of targeting methods to identify and reach people living in poverty, this practically oriented Poverty Targeting Primer channels and enhances their application to ultimately leave no one behind. Not only does this tool raise awareness about the importance of targeting, but, more crucially, offers practical assistance for programmes and initiatives that want to deploy targeting within their projects.

Key features:
Starting with key quesitons for the assessment of poverty targeting systems, this tool generates a review of the most common poverty targeting methodologies. The variety of existing methodologies is divided into six categories, all of which are explained, discussed, peppered with practical examples and compared with a view to their advantages and disadvantages. The tool moreover considers various kinds of expectable costs involved in poverty targeting. Finally, concrete tools to facilitate decision making in poverty targeting complete this tool's practicability.

Particulary relevant for:
Development planners and practitioners interested in practice-oriented guidance regarding existing methods to target left behind groups