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Two years after the earthquake, why has Nepal failed to recover?

Two years after the earthquake, why has Nepal failed to recover?

Two years after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, the country is struggling to bounce back amongst political squabbles, ineffective aid and regional tensions.

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Facebook video for marketers: strategy for future success

Facebook video for marketers: strategy for future success

Ever wondered about the difference between using YouTube and Facebook video? Here is a guide for improving cross-platform proficiency to reach supporters.

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Why has the Coalition cut foreign aid (again)?

Why has the Coalition cut foreign aid (again)?

Ahead of New Zealand's own budget announcement, DevPolicy unpacks the reasoning behind foreign aid cuts in the recent Australian budget.

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Definitive data on what poor people buy when they’re just given cash

Definitive data on what poor people buy when they’re just given cash

For decades, policymakers have been concerned that poor people will waste free money by using it on cigarettes and alcohol. In fact, the opposite is true.

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Our First Peek at Trump’s Aid Budget: Big Changes, but Will Congress Play Along?

Our First Peek at Trump’s Aid Budget: Big Changes, but Will Congress Play Along?

After months of speculation inside the foreign aid community, Foreign Policy published a leaked copy of an Administration planning document on the FY2018 foreign aid budget request. The bottom line: l...

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Why do people choose to live in disaster areas?

Why do people choose to live in disaster areas?

This photo essay looks at the lives of people who choose to settle in areas vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tsunamis, and meets some of the scientists who monitor and study the ri...

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The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

Our best scientists tell us insistently that a calamity is unfolding, that the life-support systems of the Earth are being damaged in ways that threaten our survival. Yet in the face of these facts we...

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Peter Adams: McCully's record on aid needs questioning

Peter Adams: McCully's record on aid needs questioning

OPINION: With Murray McCully's departure from Foreign Affairs, it is time to review the good, the bad and the ugly in his administration of the aid program.

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Announcing the winners of The State of Civil Society: 2016 in Pictures contest!

Announcing the winners of The State of Civil Society: 2016 in Pictures contest!

As we ushered in 2017, the Secretariat called on members of the CIVICUS Alliance to share your images of the year that has passed, showing you in action defending and promoting civic space to build a ...

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What's the state of NZ's foreign aid?

What's the state of NZ's foreign aid?

RNZ's 'Nine to Noon' speaks to Jo Spratt, an aid researcher based in Australia, and to the head of Oxfam NZ, Rachael Le Mesurier, on the current state of the New Zealand foreign aid sector.

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