Posts tagged ‘Irish Aid’
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.
On 2 May, Dóchas hosted a conference entitled “Initiate – Transparency In Action” to bring NGOs, academia, and Irish Aid representatives together to learn how the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) could help further strengthen transparency and Accountability in the sector.
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.
Article co-written by Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore; Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice; Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme; and Frank Rijsberman, the chief executive of CGIAR, a global agricultural research partnership – published first on Euractiv.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the new global agreement on how to end poverty should include more emphasis on the fight against inequality and inequity. Are we discovering the political side of “sustainable development”?
Why cities, and the communities of poor people living in the rapidly growing urban centres of the world, are going to be crucial in the fight against poverty.
(and why we in Dóchas are involved in the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty)
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.”