Posts tagged ‘Funding’
Dóchas reaction to the break-down of EU budget negotiations
Discussions about the future funding of the European Union are heating up. Here’s why.
Trying to assess how much Irish Aid spends on HIV & AIDS, as a result of the Taoiseach’s pledge to spend €100 million a year on communicable diseases, shows that Ireland still has a long way to go towards “aid transparency”
Third article in a series of reflections on managing change through NGO networks. Plenty of links to resources on the topic.
Here is a list of key questions to ask any “Charity” / NGO when you are considering making a donation.
The results of a recent Dóchas/MRBI opinion poll show that the vast majority of people in Ireland want the Government to deliver on our 0.7% ODA/GNI promise.
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.
Two recent reports suggest that the international ‘recipe’ for fighting extreme poverty is working. Though the G8 and G20 leaders may think otherwise, this is not the time to walk away from aid promises.
What’s more: keeping our aid promise may well be a smart investment in Ireland’s future: our overseas aid programme is our calling card to the world.
Two graphs, relating NGO co-funding ratios (percentage of income received from Irish Aid) with their participation levels in the Dóchas network, and the duration of their involvement in Dóchas.