Posts tagged ‘Aid’
One of the great untold stories is that the world has witnessed greater absolute improvements in health, wealth, and education in the past decade than in any comparable period in human history. It may not look like that, as too often media and NGO reports highlight the many problems in developing countries, but the overall story of “global development” is a positive one.
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 quick word count analysis of Ireland’s new Development Policy.
Human rights and a focus on the multidimensional scope of poverty should be at the centre of the agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals – due to expire in less than two years’ time – according to a new position from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 European Taskforce.
Reactions to the latest OECD statistics which show that, despite pledges to the contrary, donor aid budgets are falling.
This blog post examines the results of recent opinion polls, which show that public support in Ireland for overseas aid remains high, but that there are puzzling inconsistencies in people’s views on whether aid actually works.
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.”
A new NGO report shows that progress on aid donors’ promises to improve development cooperation is slow.
Why Dublin is hosting the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty – and why you should take notice.