Posts tagged ‘policy coherence’

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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“Development programmes that work” – A short anthology of examples from research

This blog post presents a series of results from Randomised Control Trial Studies in various areas of development cooperation. It aims to present an overview of evidence presented to date on which programme types really work.

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Rio+20 – A Time To Move Forward

Some reflections ahead of the June 2012 UN conference on Sustainable Development

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Continue Reading 08/05/2012 at 6:49 am 1 comment

Trade, Growth and Development

Many aid donors have re-discovered “the market” as a means towards economic development. And as so often before, the aid debate risks getting rid of both the baby and the bath water…

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What we blogged about in 2011

An overview of some of the key issues we focused on during 2011.

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Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation – The Good, the Bad and the New?

In this guest blog post, Abdul Ilal offers some reflections on the new Development paradigm, arising from the Busan summit. He provides some recommendations for the future of the Irish development cooperation programme, in the context of the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid.

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Continue Reading 17/12/2011 at 3:45 pm 1 comment

NGOs gather in Busan to speak truth to power, once more

First impressions from the Busan summit on Aid Effectiveness

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