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Donor resilience index

Donor resilience index

Are donor countries well prepared to address future development challenges? Explore using this interactive index to compare current spending priorities.

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Locally owned disaster response – “It is all about power and taking back the power”

Locally owned disaster response – “It is all about power and taking back the power”

At the World Humanitarian Summit just over one year ago, 30 of the biggest donors and humanitarian organisations agreed to the Grand Bargain, a set of 52 commitments aimed at making humanitarian fundi...

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Zakat requires Muslims to donate 2.5% of their wealth: could this end poverty?

Zakat requires Muslims to donate 2.5% of their wealth: could this end poverty?

Estimated at almost $2tn in 2015, Islamic finance is often overlooked by development organisations as a potential source of funds.

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Does the Beijing Consensus have anything to do with foreign aid?

Does the Beijing Consensus have anything to do with foreign aid?

It has been posited as the pre-eminent global development model - but what is the Beijing Consensus, and how is it changing aid?

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Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Given repeated assurances from government officials and the dearth of media coverage, you would be forgiven for thinking the crisis ended some time ago. It did not.

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New App helps refugees in Italy find foodbanks, doctors

New App helps refugees in Italy find foodbanks, doctors

The Red Cross launched a smartphone app on Tuesday to help refugees and migrants arriving in Italy access information and services - including medical, psychological and legal support.

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Aid policy change: Ideas-based networks

Aid policy change: Ideas-based networks

PhD candidate talks about how aid actors coalesced around their shared ideas, forming ‘ideas-based networks,’ delineates the types of ideas involved in aid policy, and then describes the different typ...

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On World Refugee Day, UN urges support, solidarity for record number of displaced people

On World Refugee Day, UN urges support, solidarity for record number of displaced people

With a record 65.6 million people last year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the international communit...

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Why Don’t You Donate for Syrian Refugees? Blame Bad Marketing

Why Don’t You Donate for Syrian Refugees? Blame Bad Marketing

This summer, as you’re watching television or sifting through mail, you’re likely to come across charities asking for your money. And at some point, you’ll probably dig into your pocket to help victim...

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PACER Plus: supporting trade and development in the Pacific

PACER Plus: supporting trade and development in the Pacific

PACER Plus was signed in Tonga last week. One of its most distinctive features is the developmental credentials of this Agreement – and the motivations behind that. MFAT's lead negotiator, Tessa Te Ma...

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