Advancing Good Governance
Knowledge Development and Exchange
JGG is a learning network. It seeks to promote knowledge development and exchange on thematic and development practice topics with the network's broader community of practice.
Following each consulting project, JGG records consultants’ observations on thematic issues and professional practice. The cumulative analysis of these provides the network with data for selecting topics for its learning activities and publications. JGG’s publications include:
JGG also organizes learning events and co-implements knowledge-building activities with learning partners.
Múltiples - an informative bulletin produced twice each year. The JGG network shares updates on the governance situation in its countries of focus, interviews with or opinions from governance experts, and links to resource materials on human rights, justice, democratic institutions, conflict and peace.
- Múltiples 26: Governance Issues related to Land and Natural Resources Management
- Múltiples 25
- Múltiples 24
- Múltiples 23
- Múltiples 22: Transitional Justice
- Múltiples 21: Electoral Processes
- Múltiples 20: Justice for Women in Countries Affected by Conflict
- Múltiples 19: Economic Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples
- Múltiples 18: Peace Processes and Peacebuilding
- Múltiples 17: Freedom of Expression
- Múltiples 16: LGBT Rights
- Múltiples 15: Women, Peace and Security: Resolution 1325
- Múltiples 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Right to be Consulted
- Múltiples 13: Conflict Transformation
- Múltiples 12: Children, Youth and Violence
- Múltiples 11: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- Múltiples 10: Human Rights Issues at Borders
- Múltiples 9: Decentralized and Self Government
- Múltiples 8: Protecting Labour and Union Rights in a Global Economic Crisis
- Múltiples 7: Human Rights Institutions and Democracy
- Múltiples 6: Defining Legal Pluralism in Bolivia
- Múltiples 5: International Cooperation & Governance
- Múltiples 4: Interculturalism
- Múltiples 3: Social Networks for Justice
- Múltiples 2: Equality Rights and Community Justice
- Múltiples 1: Challenges for Human Rights Institutions in Latin America
Co-Praxis - a brief bulletin prepared by JGG core consultants once each year with research assistance by university interns. Research and reflections on good practices in development are shared with JGG’s broader learning community.
- Co-Praxis #9: Human Rights Impact Assesment
- Co-Praxis #8: Gender Responsive Budgeting
- Co-Praxis #7: Cross-sector Partnerships in Development Cooperation
- Co-Praxis #6: Measuring Access to Justice
- Co-Praxis #5: Risk Monitoring and Assessment Methodologies
- Co-Praxis #4: Good Practices in the Management of External Development Evaluations
- Co-Praxis #3: Recognizing Good Practices in the Development of Baseline Studies
- Co-Praxis #2 Recognizing Good Practices in Knowledge Network Management
- Co-Praxis #1 Measuring Empowerment in International Development Projects
In the beginning of November (2018), JGG held the roundtable discussion event: Where is the power? Measuring women's and girls' empowerment. We were joined by guest speaker Margaret Capelazo. Ms Capelazo has over 15 years of experience in measuring change in gender dynamics, women’s and girls’ empowerment and their abilities to claim their rights in over 25 countries. She has assisted governments and organizations to strengthen the gender equality components of their MEL systems in both development and humanitarian contexts. During the event, Ms Capelazo gave a presentation and led a discussion, where the group discussed questions like: Who defines the empowerment that we measure? How can women and girls themselves get more involved? How do we move from anecdotal measures to richer, deeper and more triangulated measures? Is there a difference between gender equality and feminist approaches when measuring changes in gender equality, women’s rights, and empowerment?
Gender Responsive Budgeting: What are the challenges and tips for success? Featuring guest speaker (online): Catharina Schmitz, Director of Gender and Human Rights at NIRAS Sweden.
Catharina Schmitz has over two decades of experience working with the practical implementation of gender budgeting initiatives in transition and developing countries in Africa and the MENA, Baltic, Balkan and CIS regions. She has undertaken assignments for Sida, UN Women and the EU, integrating social dimensions, gender equality and rights-based approaches into governance processes. She is the Director of the Gender Responsive Budgeting project in Ukraine, the largest donor-funded GRB program globally.
Is Canada moving toward a feminist foreign policy? Implications for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda Do we want a feminist foreign policy for Canada? There are multiple feminisms, so are there multiple feminist foreign policies? What are the current Canadian commitments regarding a feminist approach to foreign policy, defence policy and international assistance?
JGG held a roundtable event called "Where are the boys: A conversation around sexual and gender-based violence in conflict settings and fragile states". During the talk, the following questions were addressed:
Does focusing on boys detract from gains made on women and girls' issues?
Does conflict transform gender norms, the definition of masculinity and the pathways from boyhood to manhood? If so, what are the implications for violence prevention and stability?
Is there a divide between policy and programming and how can we address the gaps?
How do we address sexual violence against boys in contexts where international standards conflict with cultural norms?