Posts filed under ‘Government’
A short overview of what the current review of Irish foreign policy is about, and what some NGOs and Irish academics have said on the matter.
(And an invitation to contribute to the debate)
An overview of NGO responses to the Government’s Budget plans for 2014.
Guest blog by Conor Quinn on a new campaign which seeks to raise public awareness on abuses of children’s rights.
Irish NGOs call on Government to back up its new International Development Policy by keeping Ireland’s aid promise
Irish NGOs have called on the Government to protect the ODA budget, saying Budget 2014 is an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of Ireland’s commitment to the new Government Policy for International Development, “One World, One Future.”
An invitation to join the discussions about “Open Government” in Ireland. And why Open Data is important for Development Cooperation.
On 9 May, exactly one week after the Government launched its new “Policy for International Development”, the Seanad debated the new policy with Minister Joe Costello.
Dr. Pat McCloughan presents some new facts on Irish aid, and takes a fresh angle by looking at the longer-term economic benefits to Ireland from Ireland continuing to be proportionately generous in respect of overseas assistance.
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.
Tax dodging by multinationals is finally becoming a hot topic in political debate.
In early April, news media reported on the first results of a major research project by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. This project revealed deliberate tax dodging by a wide range of wealthy individuals, using the same tactics as a large number of global companies.
An anthology of articles on the Iron Lady’s influence on global development.
- Including some surprising meetings with Mugabe, dancing with Kaunda, tracer bullets in Mozambique and meetings with Nigeria’s military dictator.
Also includes a long-forgotten speech on climate change.