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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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RNZWCS: Volunteers wanted

Posted on 02 July 2019

Rotary New Zealand Community World Service and Volunteer Service Abroad are seeking volunteersAlthough they have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both...
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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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Data data everywhere what does it mean for NZ NGOs

Data, data everywhere, what does it mean for NZ NGOs?

Posted on 02 July 2019

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In a short blog, Nik summarises recent articles about big data in the NGO sector from IRIN (by Ben Parker here and here); researchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (here);...
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Beyond Radicalisation: Designing the Role of Civil Society to combat radicalisation in New Zealand and the Pacific

Posted on 30 June 2019

CID Discussion paperAuthor: Faried F. SaenongFormally Lecturer at the Institute of Qur’anic Studies Jakarta, and Expert Staff member for the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Jakarta-Indonesia.

Synopsis: This paper examines the...
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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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NZDF Defence Capability Plan 2019 launched by Hon. Ron Mark

Posted on 14 June 2019

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Author: Campbell Garrett, Council for International Development (attended the official launch at the Beehive on behalf of CID members)

Summary:This week the government launched its Defence Capability Plan, with $20 billion of...
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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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