Posts filed under ‘Overseas aid’
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.
A new report highlights the EU’s track record in Development. Europe is a very big, and very good, aid donor. But is that enough?
“The big picture is fairly straightforward. Europe has generous and effective aid programmes, and makes a distinct contribution to global environmental challenges. But Europe’s policies on trade (especially agriculture), security and sharing technology have much less positive impact on development.”
This blog post presents a series of results from Randomised Control Trial Studies in various areas of development cooperation. It aims to present an overview of evidence presented to date on which programme types really work.
Some key illustrations of the successes being achieved, through development aid.
Anyone wondering why Ireland continues to spend money on overseas aid, take your pick from these quotes from the last week: Speeches by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
As the debate about Kony 2012 has shown, people in the Aid sector often agree that “things are more complicated” than popular media discourse suggest.
That is of course true, but the real question then is: How DO you communicate the full complexity of “Development” and yet succeed in Engaging people?
Many aid donors have re-discovered “the market” as a means towards economic development. And as so often before, the aid debate risks getting rid of both the baby and the bath water…
Dóchas key word analysis of Dáil and Seanad debates since 1974 shows growing parliamentary interest in development cooperation.