One of the megatrends in development is the rise of southern actors as important decision-makers. Increasingly, for example, decisions made in Delhi or Beijing have larger consequences for people in Sri Lanka than those made in London or Geneva. Mayur Paul, Head of Communications, for Bond looks at the role of Northern INGOs in advocacy.
In this article from The Guardian, Josephine Moulds, makes the case that companies must adapt to a new era and work with local communities, government and industry to safeguard their water supplies and reputation.
Mayur Paul, Head of Communications to CID's sister organisation in the UK - Bond comes up with a four-pronged framework to use when looking at digital development projects.
Charitable giving rose 5.4 percent last year to a record $358.4 billion, according to estimates by "Giving USA," the annual snapshot of American philanthropy.
In this analysis of the Yemen crisis, Gamal Gasim, believes that for now, the failure of the Geneva conference means that time is running out for the two sides in the conflict - and that in the absence of either a quick military victory or a serious political solution, Yemen might go in an unexpected and uncontrollable direction.
North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening food shortages. State news agency KCNA has said main rice-growing provinces had been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are "parching up".
One way of adapting to climate change and protecting local economies is to help people become ‘climate smart’. People in ‘climate smart villages’ are trained to adopt organic farming and integrate low-tech and modern technologies. See what is happening in Nepal.
The latest DAC Peer Review of NZ's aid effectiveness commends this country for its hard work in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world but suggests it should be doing more to support capacity building in its partner countries. Read more from the chair Erik Solheim.
New Zealand takes the over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council tomorrow (1 July) for the month. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully points out in this comments piece , it is going to be a busy time.
An academic, Terence Wood, has told Radio New Zealand that the 2015 OECD review of New Zealand's aid programme shows this country is neglecting cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and human rights.