Posts tagged ‘Dochas’
Dochas Director Hans Zomer is currently in Busan to attend the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness and tells us about the latest developments.
A short blog post, with links to resources on Development Effectiveness, on what is at stake at the Busan summit on Aid Effectiveness.
Over many years of responding to droughts, Irish NGOs have learned a number of important lessons about the complex relationships between drought, food scarcity and famine.
Today is World Humanitarian Day. A day to celebrate the dedication of all those people working to help victims of disaster, hunger, disease and conflict. And here are some resources for further reading.
In recent times, there have been a (admittedly small) number of media commentators questioning whether Ireland can afford to continue to give overseas aid, and whether aid actually works.
On 12 June Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of State for Trade and Development, announced that a review of Ireland’s Aid Policy will take place over the next 12 months. This post presents some basic information about the White Paper on Irish Aid, the review process and why Irish NGOs should get involved.
Guest post by Michael McManus.
Our new government promised many changes within their first 100 days and by and large, they’ve stayed true to their word. But what would happen if one of their proposed reforms was likely to have a negative impact on ending poverty in developing countries? How would Irish development NGOs feel about criticising such proposals?
This week, I attended the AGM of Partos, Dóchas’ counterpart in the Netherlands. I had been invited to address the meeting, reflecting on the differences and similarities in the Development sectors in Ireland and the Netherlands.