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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.








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

author: 
comms
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: 
comms
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: 
comms
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

2015 needs to become the beginning of an era

author: 
comms
05 january 2015

Guest post by Gabriele Koehler On New Year’s Day, one tends to look ahead. Everyone hopes that 2015 will be a less painful year than 2014 with its horrifying trends in poverty, disparities, climate-change induced tragedies, and man-made misdirected f... Read more

EYD 2015

Why is 2015 the European Year for Development?

author: 
comms
18 december 2014

Next year, 2015, will be the European Year for Development. Since the early 1980s, the European Union has been designating thematic European Years, to highlight specific issues of relevance. And this is the first time that the EU has dedicated an EU... Read more