Posts tagged ‘Floods’
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
Some reflections ahead of the June 2012 UN conference on Sustainable Development
An overview of some of the key arguments made in relation to the growing world population.
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.
On 14 April, Plan Ireland and Dóchas launched the revised SPHERE standards for humanitarian assistance. This blog explains why, and sets out how Irish NGOs work together to set – and apply – professional standards for their work. And it argues that we need everyone to insist that NGOs do adhere to those codes.
2010 saw mega disasters in Haiti and Pakistan. And, despite severe economic crisis at home, a generous response from people across Ireland. This blog argues that it pays to invest in aid, to prevent future crises.
If we want to make sure aid from Ireland is as good as it can get, we need to encourage NGOs to invest in quality, not be slave to the myth that “charities” must at all times keep their overhead costs to a minimum.