Development Effectiveness

Irish NGOs Visit EU Institutions

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Media
24 june 2015

Dóchas members are acutely aware that, if they want to achieve their long-term objectives, they need the help of others. With this in mind, a delegation of Irish NGOs visited "the corridors of power" of the European Union. The trip was facilitated by... Read more

The Sustainable Development Goals: an invitation to radical change?

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Media
21 may 2015

For some time now, Dóchas has been involved in discussions with governments and NGOs about a new set of global "Sustainable Development Goals". These new Goals will set the parameters for international decision-making in the next 15 years, and will r... Read more

7 reasons why ‘overseas aid’ is important for Ireland’s future

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Media
05 may 2015

There is plenty of evidence that international aid is making huge differences for millions of people around the world. UN and OECD reports show that aid from Ireland is helping to scale-up local efforts to save lives, educate children, develop liveli... Read more

Everything you wanted to know about the “Sustainable Development Goals” but were afraid to ask

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comms
19 february 2015

  The countdown has begun. In a few months, the member states of the United Nations are set to agree a new global agreement on how to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, including poverty, inequality and environmental destruction.    Read more

How mobile phones are transforming agriculture in Africa

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Media
04 november 2014

There are now over 65 mobile phones for every 100 people living in Africa. And NGOs like Gorta Self Help Africa are harnessing the potential of mobile technology, in the fight against hunger. A new mobile phone based text and advice service ensures t... Read more