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2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

Information about aid spending is steadily becoming more available, but it also needs to become more useful, concludes a report "AID Transparensy Index" released by Publish What You Fund

Civil Society Organisations, a key role to play in Africa-EU relation

Civil Society Organisations, a key role to play in Africa-EU relation

Closing Session of the Civil Society Organisation Forum of the EU-Africa Partnership / Brussels

World's leading human rights body condemns civil society crackdown

The world’s top human rights body has condemned the global crackdown on civil society and called on all governments to protect and support the work of non-governmental organzations and human rights defenders.

Govts fail to create favourable conditions for civil society, says new report

Govts fail to create favourable conditions for civil society, says new report

A new index published today by the global civil society network, CIVICUS, shows that many governments around the world are failing to keep their promise to create an environment that allows citizens to mobilise and participate in civil society.

Armenia: Civil Society activists hospitalised after brutal attack in Yerevan

The Armenian authorities must investigate thoroughly and without delay the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Dozens of Activists and Journalists Jailed, Restrictive Laws Adopted. The Azerbaijani government is engaged in a deliberate, abusive strategy to limit dissent. The strategy is designed to curtail opposition political activity, limit public criticism of the government, and exercise greater control over nongovernmental organizations.

CSOs ask the Arab League Secretary General to discuss the situation in Egypt

CSOs ask the Arab League Secretary General to discuss the situation in Egypt

35 civil society organizations ask the Arab League Secretary General to discuss the situation in Egypt during the coming Ministerial Council



Expert Views on NGOs Sector

Diversity and inclusion on NGO boards: what the stats say
Figures reveal a clear disjunction between the world NGOs seek to create, and the world their governance structures reproduce

Will NGOs Survive In the Future?
A significant number of non-governmental actors can justifiably be regarded as an integral part of modern diplomacy, if by diplomacy we mean the communication system available to the international community. We have reason to claim that international NGOs, as important social institutions for the establishment and development of extensive contacts within multilateral diplomacy, help fill current gaps in unduly bureaucratized international politics.

Should we stop talking about middle-income countries?
Moving from low- income to middle- income status is not a panacea to end aid, argues Jonathan Glennie, and indeed the very measure of ‘middle-income’ is flawed.

NGOs must give up power NGOs must give up power
The international development Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are rightly very proud of their history: they have saved lives, helped people get through the toughest moments, and shown those who feel alone that others care. But if NGOs are to help contribute to a better future, they will need to change.

5 ways for NGOs to get smarter about private-sector engagement
Every week seems to bring new headlines about public-private partnerships, whether it’s large initiatives, like the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the Power Africa initiative, or smaller country-level alliances. With all this excitement around private sector engagement, it must be easy for a nonprofit to get involved, right?

Top global development organizations: The Devex lists
To succeed in international development, knowing the main players is key - whether you’re looking for partners, funding opportunities or jobs.

Doing development in conflict zones
Donors and aid agencies working in Syria, Somalia or Afghanistan must be more prepared to take risks and help local partners lead interventions

NGOs no longer set the agenda for development, say CEOs
Survey reveals 84% of businesses want to do more to shape development, meaning it is time for NGOs to up their game.

Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries
Five social media best practices specifically tailored for NGOs in developing countries

VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013
From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children

Oxfam verdict on the G20 Russia Summit
On tax, Syria and inequality.

How should NGOs position themselves in a world of development partnerships?
In this new development world order, where both corporations and donors are speaking the language of partnerships, how best can nonprofits positions themselves to generate added value?

Effective Advocacy Strategies
How to influence institutional decision making.

Preventing Child Trafficking In India
Child trafficking has long been a problem between the neighboring states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, in western India. Most trafficked children are put to work in Gujarat’s vast Bt cotton fields — as many as 100,000 per year, as a 2008 study conducted by ChildFund found — because of the belief that cross-pollination of the genetically modified plants requires small hands, and because child labor is cheap.

Is Civil Society Uncivil?
Having worked with civil society engagement work at the World Bank for many years, it is not uncommon for colleagues to see me in the hallway and jokingly ask: “is civil society still acting uncivil?”.



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