Posts tagged ‘Government’
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.
Ireland’s EU Presidency will be able to lead European discussions on the global ‘Post 2015 Development Framework’ – the new global recipe to fight extreme poverty.
Dóchas reaction to the break-down of EU budget negotiations
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’.
An initial response to the draft Outcome Document, to be adopted at the “Rio +20″ summit. (Earlier post contains more analysis)
Dóchas today expressed disappointment with the draft Outcome Document that will be formally adopted by Heads of State and Governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
“The theme for this gigantic UN Summit was ‘The Future We Want’, and many organisations have argued that that future starts with the decisions to be taken here in Rio, during the 3 days of the Summit. But we have to conclude that Governments have largely failed to take ANY decisions”, said Hans Zomer, Director of Dóchas, and representing 49 Irish Development NGOs at the summit.
In January 2013, Ireland will take over the rotating Presidency of the European Union. An event that the Government and NGOs in Ireland feel presents a great opportunity to influence the way “Europe” thinks about global Development (and its own Development)
Many aid donors have re-discovered “the market” as a means towards economic development. And as so often before, the aid debate risks getting rid of both the baby and the bath water…
Dóchas key word analysis of Dáil and Seanad debates since 1974 shows growing parliamentary interest in development cooperation.
On Day 3 of the Busan Summit, Dochas Director Hans Zomer tells us about the latest developments of the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness.
Dochas Director Hans Zomer tells us about the latest developments on Day 2 of the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (South Korea)