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Reflections on HLM Mexico

A reflection on the recent meeting on “Development Effectiveness” that took place in Mexico.

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Continue Reading 21/05/2014 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

Why are all eyes on Mexico this week?

This week, Dóchas member organisations and NGOs from around the world gather in Mexico, to see how their experience can help improve the world’s efforts to end poverty.

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Aid Effectiveness? – Donors not making enough progress, says NGO report

A new NGO report shows that progress on aid donors’ promises to improve development cooperation is slow.

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Continue Reading 29/11/2012 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

Day 3 of the Busan Summit – Video blog by Hans Zomer

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.

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Continue Reading 01/12/2011 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Day 2 – Video Blog by Dochas Director Hans Zomer on Busan Summit

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)

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Continue Reading 30/11/2011 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Busan: Can NGOs lead, as well as influence?

There is a real sense of expectation in the air, at the second day of the Busan summit on better aid gets under way. The celebrities and ‘super stars’ are arriving, with security being ramped up as the likes of Hilary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon, Queen Rania and the Korean President are making their appearance at the conference.

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Continue Reading 30/11/2011 at 3:58 am Leave a comment

Video Blog by Dochas Director Hans Zomer on Day 1 of Busan Summit

Dochas Director Hans Zomer is currently in Busan to attend the 4th High Level Summit on Aid Effectiveness and tells us about the latest developments.

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Continue Reading 29/11/2011 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

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