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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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Lima Climate summit: An overview of reactions

This weekend in Lima, UN member states reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change. The talks proved difficult because of divisions between rich and poor countries over how to spread the burden of the costs of adaptation and the mitigation of further climate change.
This article links to an overview of how major news media reported on the outcome of the negotiations, and how various groups responded.

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Continue Reading 15/12/2014 at 6:31 am Leave a comment

Next year, 2015, will be the European Year for Development.

A short introduction on why 2015 may well be one of the most important years for a long while.

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Continue Reading 01/11/2014 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

Are we ready for ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’?

Is “Climate Smart Agriculture” the next big thing? Irish Aid has supported a new international alliance on CSA, but many CSOs are worried.

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EU Development Ministers meet in Brussels

Three pointers for EU Development Ministers, as they meet in Brussels.

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Continue Reading 19/05/2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Irish aid in Africa: Five personal experiences

Does Irish overseas aid really make a difference?

We asked five TDs and Senators who have travelled to Africa to tell us their personal experiences.

This is what they said.

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Continue Reading 12/05/2014 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

Is the International Criminal Court a flawed …..

Guest blog by Professor Ray Murphy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, looking at the failings of the International Criminal Court – and inviting the reader to the Summer School on this topic.

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