Posts filed under ‘Development Effectiveness’
On 2 May, Dóchas hosted a conference entitled “Initiate – Transparency In Action” to bring NGOs, academia, and Irish Aid representatives together to learn how the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) could help further strengthen transparency and Accountability in the sector.
2013 has been named the International Year of Quinoa. But as these articles demonstrate, there is a growing debate about whether the growing demand for this superfood is contributing to growing poverty in Bolivia and Peru. This article provides links to a large number of articles on the issue.
A new NGO report shows that progress on aid donors’ promises to improve development cooperation is slow.
In a recent article, ‘Beyond Charity’, Martin Kirk, Head of Campaigns, Oxfam UK, summarised his thoughts on a lot of recent research and thinking on communicating development.
While he speaks to the UK’s experience, our sector is a global one and there is much in this polemical article to challenge us here in Ireland. This blog summarises his contribution to the debate.
A very good, and short, critique of commonly heard criticism of international development cooperation (or “overseas aid”)
An anthology of the reactions to the Stop Kony 2012 video
In this guest blog post, Abdul Ilal offers some reflections on the new Development paradigm, arising from the Busan summit. He provides some recommendations for the future of the Irish development cooperation programme, in the context of the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid.
On Day 3 of the Busan Summit, Dochas Director Hans Zomer tells us about the latest developments of the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness.
Dochas Director Hans Zomer tells us about the latest developments on Day 2 of the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (South Korea)
There is a real sense of expectation in the air, at the second day of the Busan summit on better aid gets under way. The celebrities and ‘super stars’ are arriving, with security being ramped up as the likes of Hilary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon, Queen Rania and the Korean President are making their appearance at the conference.