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NGO communications: 7 things to never do again

Why we think that changing “mind sets” begins by changing NGO public communications.

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Understanding aid dynamics: Are aid allocations truly based on need?

An analysis of funding provided by the USA’s Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to over 100 countries over a 20 year period had some unexpected results.

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In the media: The European Year for Development

An overview of media coverage of the issues and Irish events of the European Year for Development.

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2015 – a possible turning point in history

“There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. It is the most important year for global decision-making since the start of the new millennium.”
– Read this open letter from a host of celebrities and activists

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2015 needs to become the beginning of an era

Reflections on the year ahead, by Gabriele Koehler.

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“Charity begins at home” is a misunderstood slogan.


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