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Germany's 'Marshall Plan with Africa'

Germany's 'Marshall Plan with Africa'

BERLIN, Germany — A proposal from Germany’s development ministry stands to rewrite the country’s — and possibly the G-20’s — aid relationship with Africa. The so-called Marshall Plan with Africa would...

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Budget 2017 may leave ‘small town NZ’ out in the cold

Budget 2017 may leave ‘small town NZ’ out in the cold

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has expressed concern that ‘small town New Zealand’ and vulnerable communities like Kaikōura have been neglected.

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Focusing on the ‘impact’ in impact investing

Focusing on the ‘impact’ in impact investing

The impact investment market is promising for development, yet might stagnate without a diversity of investors seeking a diversity of social and financial outcomes.

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Protecting half: a plan to save life on Earth

Protecting half: a plan to save life on Earth

A number of the world's leading scientists and advocates have come up with a solution to achieve comprehensive biodiversity conservation: fully protect half the Earth in an interconnected way.

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Princes and bankers and aid

Princes and bankers and aid

Despite external criticism and some of their own internal discomfort, more humanitarians are engaging with the World Economic Forum than ever before and see such spaces as critical for solving today’s...

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US budget chief explains deep foreign aid cuts

US budget chief explains deep foreign aid cuts

As the U.S. aid community braces for Tuesday’s release of the White House budget proposal, budget director Mick Mulvaney offered some insight into why the Trump administration sees fit to slash foreig...

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Partnering agreements: Effective relationship management in complex development programs

Partnering agreements: Effective relationship management in complex development programs

In development, a lot of thinking goes into the size, shape, focus and aims of programs of support. Yet there is much less consideration of the skills of the people who implement them and their abilit...

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Reversing climate change with carbon-sucking plantations not realistic, scientists warn

Reversing climate change with carbon-sucking plantations not realistic, scientists warn

A proposal to turn back climate change by planting vast swathes of land with fast-growing trees and plants that can be burned for electricity, with the carbon they release captured and stored, is not ...

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Health requires a healthy voice for civil society

Health requires a healthy voice for civil society

Preserving and expanding space for civil society throughout the developing world is crucial to progress on global health. And yet over the last dozen years, that space has been squeezed by many govern...

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Making trade work for all

Making trade work for all

Against the background of rising anti-globalisation sentiment, the OECD has released this new paper. It argues that while there are good reasons for some people to be angry, trade is not the root of m...

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