Posts tagged ‘Funding’

In defence of NGO overhead costs

If we want to make sure aid from Ireland is as good as it can get, we need to encourage NGOs to invest in quality, not be slave to the myth that “charities” must at all times keep their overhead costs to a minimum.

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Continue Reading 18/08/2010 at 6:51 am 2 comments

Our aid programme is good for Ireland

Two recent reports suggest that the international ‘recipe’ for fighting extreme poverty is working. Though the G8 and G20 leaders may think otherwise, this is not the time to walk away from aid promises.

What’s more: keeping our aid promise may well be a smart investment in Ireland’s future: our overseas aid programme is our calling card to the world.

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Continue Reading 07/07/2010 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

NGOs and Irish Aid funding

Two graphs, relating NGO co-funding ratios (percentage of income received from Irish Aid) with their participation levels in the Dóchas network, and the duration of their involvement in Dóchas.

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Continue Reading 26/06/2010 at 5:22 pm 1 comment

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One of the most important graphs. Ever.
Today is World Food Day. A day to celebrate that the days of truly enormous famines are over:
Meet "Chocolate Mamas", producers of chocolate in #Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs. While #cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia, most #chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA. Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that.
By creating protected areas and national parks and by limiting the spread of soy bean cultivation, Brazil has managed to drastically reduce the amount of rain forest being cleared.
Costa Rica, #Afghanistan, China, #India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources.
Social change needs empowered citizens, and empowered citizens need occasional encouragement. Great to hear that we're not the only ones who believe in the power of positive news!
50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country. As a result, harvests have increased. Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations. As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the #Ethiopian capital #AddisAbaba. Read more:
Going Mobile in #Malawi”. A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch. Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free.
10,000 copies of "The World's Best News" were distributed all over #ireland today! See how The Irish Times described our newspaper, and click the link to read all the articles online!

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