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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








Research tells professionals not to under-estimate the impact of small charities

author: 
Fiona Coyle
10 august 2015

Schools, orphanages, wells and fishponds in developing countries constructed by enthusiastic small NGOs have a better than expected lifespan. That is the conclusion of research commissioned by Dutch NGO Wild Geese Foundation, an organisation that sup... Read more

ODI #DevPix: improving how development organisations use photography

author: 
Media
27 july 2015

Earlier this month, the ODI in the UK organised a Twitter Chat on #DevPix: a public discussion on "the dos and don'ts of development photography". (Click here to see a record of the discussions) Read more

Disability and Development Working Group meet Disability Activists from Vietnam

author: 
Media
27 july 2015

By Francis Flood, Programme and Advocacy Manager at CBM Ireland, and Fiona Coyle, Programme Officer, Dóchas Read more

The world reacts to the Financing for Development deal reached in Addis Ababa

author: 
comms
16 july 2015

After what has been described as a challenging few days in Addis Ababa last night agreement was finally reached on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Negotiations were tense and the underlying question in people’s minds was whether to enter into in-depth... Read more

The slow re-configuring of the global institutional landscape on development, but in what direction?

A second Guest Post by Siobhán Airey, doctoral researcher in international law and aid at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, as she gives her thoughts on the unfolding of the 3rd Financing for Development Summit  taking place this week... Read more

At Addis: More regulation needed for role of private sector in development?

author: 
Media
13 july 2015

Guest Post by Siobhán Airey, doctoral researcher in international law and aid at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada. Read more