In a press release from CID, a survey of political parties looking at how much New Zealand should spend on Official Development Assistance (ODA) shows the overwhelming majority of parties are committed to raising the bar.
Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 21 August 2014
With 500 days until the millennium development goals expire, targets on maternal and reproductive health will not be met. Women in poorer countries are 14 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than women in wealthier countries. There are fears that the SDG related maternal health goal will be one of those that are left to end because not everyone is going to agree on what should be included.
Posted by CID sourced from SciDevNet on 21 August 2014
Climate change is a major challenge — and it sits among many other major challenges targeted by the post-2015 development goals. Ilan Kelman argues the best way to deal with climate change is by integrating it into other development goals.
Posted by CID sourced from SciDev on 19 August 2014
Evidence has failed to support assumptions that research drives change. This report however, emphasises the use of research and the use of the knowledge, in order to improve the skill base for development.
Posted by CID sourced from Pro Bono Australia on 19 August 2014
Online, television and street collectors are the most effective ways of encouraging donations for not-for-profits. Research shows the neccessity to be user-centric in order to raise more funds is highly beneficial.
Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 19 August 2014
After recent controversies in Haiti, do humanitarian organisations have a duty to address food security and livelihoods? Should they take food donations over supporting local industry and promoting food security?