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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.








Volunteering can make you a happier person

author: 
comms
02 march 2015

  A new study has shown that people who volunteer are happier with life, less stressed, less likely to feel burnt out and more satisfied with their work life balance.  Read more

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

author: 
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

Will Ireland support a new global agreement on overseas aid?

author: 
comms
06 february 2015

In July, UN member states will meet in Addis Ababa to find a global agreement on how to finance "sustainable development" over the next 15 years. Read more

NGO communications: 7 things to never do again

author: 
Media
02 february 2015

At Dóchas, we are keen to change the way people in Ireland think – and speak – about global development. Read more

Understanding aid dynamics: Are aid allocations truly based on need?

author: 
Media
25 january 2015

Guest Blog By Rob Kevlihan, Executive Director, Kimmage Development Studies Centre* Are decisions with respect to the allocation of humanitarian aid truly based on needs? Read more

In the media: The European Year for Development

author: 
Media
21 january 2015

2015 is the European Year for development. In Ireland, we will use the Year to organise a series of events designed to trigger citizen involvement in issues related to developing countries - and Ireland's responsibility to them.  Read more

2015 – a possible turning point in history

author: 
Media
15 january 2015

(Text of a letter published in the Irish Times, 15/1/2015) Sir,  There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. It is the most important year for global decision-making since the start of the new mil... Read more