Posts tagged ‘Africa’
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.
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.”
Why Dublin is hosting the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty – and why you should take notice.
An overview of some of the stories relating to the misappropriation of aid funds by the office of the Prime Minister of Uganda.
As the world gets ready to debate what “Framework” should succeed the Millennium Development Goals, this blog post aims to collate some key areas of learning about what works, and what doesn’t, if we aim to ‘make poverty history’.
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.
A very good, and short, critique of commonly heard criticism of international development cooperation (or “overseas 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?