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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.








ODI #DevPix: improving how development organisations use photography

author: 
comms
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: 
comms
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: 
comms
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

What does "success" mean at a global summit on development finance?

author: 
comms
12 july 2015

In this second blog from Addis Ababa (read the previous article here), Hans Zomer talks about the expectations among civil society organisations for the Financing for Development summit in Addis Ababa. The theory is straightforward enough: The "Finan... Read more

NGOs gather in Addis to scrutinise plans on global finance

author: 
comms
12 july 2015

This weekend, on 11 and 12 July, civil society organisations from around the world gathered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa - often also called the political capital of Africa - to take an in-depth look at what UN member countries are saying abo... Read more