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International Perspectives on Voluntary Action: Reshaping the Third Sector

International Perspectives on Voluntary Action: Reshaping the Third Sector

David Lewis
November 05, 2013

This text presents a perspective on the third sector. Rather than considering non-governmental development organizations and voluntary agencies separately, it explores the similarities, differences and growing connections between them in both northern and southern contexts. Authors in the field...

The Reality of Aid 2000: An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

The Reality of Aid 2000: An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

Judith Randel, Tony German, Deborah Ewing
October 31, 2013

NOW IN ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid 2000 looks at how the performance of OECD donor countries on aid and development cooperation has matched up to the challenge of eliminating absolute poverty. The report charts some improvements at the level of donor policy and rhetoric. But its...

The Greening of Aid: Sustainable livelihoods in practice

The Greening of Aid: Sustainable livelihoods in practice

Czech Conroy, Miles Litvinoff
April 12, 2013

The development of poor countries has so often meant the export of Northern technology for ambitious schemes designed to make money � the latest giant dam, oil refinery, logging process or pesticide factory. But such 'aid' has frequently been ecologically destructive and its crippling cost has...

The Reality of Aid 1997-1998: An independent review of development cooperation

The Reality of Aid 1997-1998: An independent review of development cooperation

Judith Randel, Tony German
March 28, 2013

NOW IN ITS FIFTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid continues to present the most comprehensive and rigorous independent analysis available of the aid and development policies of the world's richest nations, and exposes the gaps between rhetoric and reality. Part I presents a consideration of...

The Reality of Aid 1996: An independent review of international aid

The Reality of Aid 1996: An independent review of international aid

Judith Randel, Tony German
March 28, 2013

'Should be on the shelf of any academic, student, NGO activist or politician with an interest in aid issues. It should also be required reading for donor agency officials' Development and Change 'As accessible as it is comprehensive� has established itself as a reliable 'watchdog' for anyone...

The Reality of Aid 1998-1999: An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

The Reality of Aid 1998-1999: An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

Judith Randel, Tony German with Deborah Ewing
March 28, 2013

NOW IN ITS SIXTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid has for the first time analysed the 'fair share' of bilateral aid for basic social services � basic education, basic health, reproductive health, nutrition, clean water and sanitation - that should come from each donor; an analysis which shows...

Crisis and Opportunity: Environment and development in Africa

Crisis and Opportunity: Environment and development in Africa

Francois Falloux, Lee M Talbot
March 01, 2013

Winner of the Prix Pierre Chauleur of the French Academie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Until some way is found of dealing with Africa's catastrophic environmental crises none of the continent's other problems will find a long-term solution. Yet there is hope, and Crisis and Opportunity sets out a...

Famine Early Warning Systems: Victims and destitution

Famine Early Warning Systems: Victims and destitution

Peter Walker
March 01, 2013

Is it possible to see famines coming, to be prepared and to save possibly hundreds of thousands of lives? Or is this the wrong question? A famine is not a single natural catastrophe: it has different stages. Many societies have sophisticated strategies for coping – but these are becoming...

Exploited Earth: Britain's aid and the environment

Exploited Earth: Britain's aid and the environment

Teresa Hayter
March 01, 2013

How do ''types'' of aid differ? Why are there different kinds? When is one more appropriate than another? How can you tell ''good'' aid from ''bad''? Friends of the Earth commissioned Teresa Hayter, author of Aid as Imperialism and Aid: Rhetoric and Reality, to examine Britain's aid policy and...

Doing Development: Government, NGOs and the rural poor in Asia

Doing Development: Government, NGOs and the rural poor in Asia

Richard Holloway
March 01, 2013

The absolutely poor, who are mostly rural people, are a large part of the developing world's population and their numbers are growing. Government development programmes, aided by the big donors, have made the poor poorer and have rendered them more powerless in relation to the rest of society. They...

Child Slaves

Child Slaves

Peter Lee-Wright
February 14, 2013

In Portugal, 12-year-olds manufacture clothes destined for British chain-stores. In Brazil, children work more than nine hours a day glueing shoes for sale in the West. This book, based on research done with the co-operation of the Anti-Slavery Society for a recent major BBC television documentary,...

Literacy and Power: The Latin American battleground

Literacy and Power: The Latin American battleground

David Archer, Patrick Costello
February 14, 2013

The often bloody struggles of Central America have dominated news reports for a long time. Behind the headlines lies an enormous population of the desperately poor, and it is axiomatic that they are rendered even more powerless by widespread illiteracy. What actually counts as literacy is less...

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