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Bougainville Tom Greenwood Oxfam

Pacific drug routes, 'Courage, not perfectionism', a stressed aid sector, and more

Posted on 09 July 2019

+ Launch of Annual Survey - 4pm next Tuesday
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A panel of CEOs, MFAT leadership, academics and commentators will discuss the latest fundings of the CID Annual Sector Survey.

Jonathan Kings Deputy...
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Inquiry into aid in the Pacific, public donations decline, FB’s Libra and more

Posted on 02 July 2019

+ Inquiry into aid in the Pacific - have your say

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is holding an inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific.
 
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Are we on track with the SDGs? Does China get a win at FAO? Kiribati might graduate and more

Posted on 25 June 2019

+ Are we reaching the SDGs?

As New Zealand prepares to present its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) in New York in July, here is MFAT's report on how we're tracking. 

On development the...
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Ebola spread, Asia & Pacific falter on SDGs, merging INGOs and more

Posted on 18 June 2019

+ Chances of ending poverty in decline 

New data from the Brookings Institute has raised the alarm that the future of poverty reduction is looking highly uncertain.

"Our historical-based simulations estimate that the...
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Pacific Reset so far, NZ troops come home, female peacekeepers left unprepared and more

Posted on 11 June 2019

+ So far in the Pacific Reset...

The government launched its $20 billion Defence Capability plan, which given its focus on climate change mitigation in the Pacific is being promoted by the government as part of...
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Pacific Focus, NZ Aid budget, doubts on gender equity achievements and more

Posted on 04 June 2019

+ Focus on Pacific set to remain after Australian election

ACFID have welcomed the return of development to a ministerial position.
 
"Following the re-election of the Coalition Government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison...
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EU elections, PNG president resigns, Warsaw Humanitarian Expo and more

Posted on 28 May 2019

+ EU Elections a mix bag for NGOs

EU elections saw Nigel Farage’s Brexit party win the most support in the UK. Meanwhile a new leader of the ruling Conservative Party looks likely to...
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NGOs badly impacted if cheques are withdrawn, UN Secretary General meets Pacific leaders and more

Posted on 21 May 2019

+ NGOs badly impacted if cheques withdrawn

The move by Kiwibank to ban cheques could badly impact the bottom line of New Zealand charities, including international NGOs, and risks a backlash.

Older New Zealanders...
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Australian elections and aid, traditional Islamic finance as a modality for financing aid, NGO explorer

Posted on 14 May 2019

+ 'The Christchurch call'

 

As PM Jacinda Ardern leads the call for action to prevent videos like the one broadcast live on Facebook during the Christchurch shooting, here are links to latest analysis about...
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Rift between NZ Government and aid agency, South Sudan aid ‘infected with bribery’, new #AidToo reporting platform

Posted on 07 May 2019

+ 1 million species at risk, says new report

 

"Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as...
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