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L’accompagnement social de la communication dans un projet d’assainissement au Maroc | BTC blog de Marie-Christine Sarboni

L’accompagnement social de la communication dans un projet d’assainissement au Maroc | BTC blog de Marie-Christine Sarboni | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Aujourd'hui, pour les communes marocaines non desservies par un réseau d'assainissement liquide ou seulement en partie, les principaux constats sont strictement les mêmes : des rues inondées par des eaux stagnantes ou ruisselantes, des odeurs nauséabondes et une prolifération d'insectes. De plus, ces impacts directs engendrent des impacts indirects, tels que la contamination du milieu naturel en général et des ressources eau en particulier... autant de tristes réalités auxquelles sont confrontées les populations dans leur quotidien.

  
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Synthesis: social protection and resilient food systems - ODI

Synthesis: social protection and resilient food systems - ODI | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
This paper is one of a series developed for GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zusammenarbeit) that explores the impacts of different social protection instruments on resilient food systems.
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La "pire crise humanitaire depuis 60 ans", la Belgique n'est pas épargnée

La "pire crise humanitaire depuis 60 ans", la Belgique n'est pas épargnée | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
"L'Europe est confrontée à la pire crise humanitaire depuis 60 ans", a indiqué jeudi à Rome, Bekele Geleta, secrétaire général de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge, à l'occasion de la publication du rapport européen de l'organisation.
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Aid watchdog praises UK efforts to empower poor people but adds caveats

Aid watchdog praises UK efforts to empower poor people but adds caveats | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Projects in Ghana and Malawi have had some success, but DfID needs a clearer and more realistic set of goals, report says
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French website under fire over list of development aid to Mali

French website under fire over list of development aid to Mali | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Government site aims to make foreign funding more transparent, but critics say it fails to comply with international standards (French website under fire over list of development aid to Mali http://t.co/2p6m7aLlzN)...
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Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
In a new report published today, Oxfam is warning that health insurance schemes introduced in the name of universal health coverage (UHC) are excluding the majority of people and leaving the poor behind.
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World food security talks: challenges of bringing everyone to the table

World food security talks: challenges of bringing everyone to the table | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
A strength of the food security talks in Rome is the coming together of civil society and the UN. But how much impact the outcomes have on the poor is questionable, says Claire Provost
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Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture

Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Our expert panel offers insights on how farming in developing countries could be improved through irrigation and how water resources could, in turn, be managed more effectively
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Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds

Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Development finance is rapidly changing. Private financial flows and domestic revenues in developing countries are increasing, and contributions from new development partners, development finance institutions, and philanthropic organizations are on the rise. These new sources of finance and expertise complement traditional development cooperation and are creating opportunities for new partnership that make the best use of what each has to offer.

This report explains how Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development funding. Based on Social Impact Bonds in industrialized countries, a DIB creates a contract between private investors and donors or governments who have agreed upon a shared development goal. The investors pay in advance for interventions to reach the goals and are remunerated if the interventions succeed. Returns on the investment are linked to verified progress.

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Too rich for its own good

Too rich for its own good | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
DR Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest, writes historian Dan Snow.
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How to find evidence and use it well

How to find evidence and use it well | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
'Systematic reviews are growing in popularity with donors looking for a rigorous option for assessing evidence. But are they the best approach to finding the right evidence in a flexible, robust and user friendly way?
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S'amuser pour changer : la "fun theory" appliquée au développement | BTC blog de Marie-Christine Boeve

S'amuser pour changer : la "fun theory" appliquée au développement | BTC blog de Marie-Christine Boeve | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Vous avez vu ces vidéos qui ont fait le tour du net ? http://www.thefuntheory.com/

C’est Volkswagen qui a remis au goût du jour une idée plus maline qu'il n'y parait: en s’amusant, on peut changer de comportement, pour le meilleur : meilleure santé (l’escalier - piano), meilleur environnement (la poubelle qui fait du bruit) ou meilleure sécurité (écran qui ne s’allume que si le ceinture est attachée). Et les résultats sont là. En tout cas, pour certaines applications.

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US blocks military aid to Rwanda over alleged backing of M23 child soldiers

US blocks military aid to Rwanda over alleged backing of M23 child soldiers | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Rwandan government condemns sanctions, which also apply to Burma, Central African Republic, Sudan and Syria

The US has sanctioned Rwanda over of its alleged support for a Congolese rebel group that sends child soldiers into battle.The decision to block US military aid was condemned by Rwandan officials but endorsed by the country's political opposition for "bringing the Kigali regime to account".

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Rethinking social accountability in Africa

This visual summary explains the main messages of 'Rethinking social accountability in Africa: lessons from the Mwananchi Programme', a major new report exploring what works for creating better outcomes for poor people by helping them hold their governments to account.

Despite economic progress in Africa, rising inequality is slowing the rate at which growth delivers better services to poor people. After millions of dollars of donor investment, ordinary citizens across the continent are still missing opportunities to hold their governments to account in a consistent and meaningful way.

What's going wrong? And what can be done to change it?

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DR Congo: we are all implicated in the carnage – we can no longer ignore it

DR Congo: we are all implicated in the carnage – we can no longer ignore it | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Vava Tampa: A Congolese gynaecologist is tipped to win the Nobel peace prize ahead of Malala Yousafzai. His awful task deserves global recognition
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Clean water for 84,000 people in Binh Dinh province | BTC

Clean water for 84,000 people in Binh Dinh province | BTC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Together with rapid urbanization and industrialization, Vietnam has been dealing with issues related to sustainable development and environmental pollution. The solid waste generation from industrial, agricultural and domestic activities has increased rapidly while the solid waste collection rates are still very low. Research has shown that only 32% of industrial zones are treating wastewater. Moreover, prolonged drought conditions hamper reliable water supply to households, farms and businesses. It has become a real issue in the past years especially as Vietnam uses only 21% of its water resources due to inadequate infrastructure and lack of funds.

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L’agro-écologie peut-elle répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle ?

L’agro-écologie peut-elle répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle ? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Face à la crise écologique dont souffre l’agriculture et aux impacts négatifs et limités de la « révolution verte », de multiples démarches visent à mettre en œuvre une agriculture agro-écologique. L’agro-écologie répond aux défis à venir de l’humanité (sécurité alimentaire, développement des pays du Sud, emplois, transition écologique des modes de production et de consommation). Mais sa généralisation nécessite un soutien et des politiques publiques appropriées.


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Only public funding can guarantee universal health coverage

Only public funding can guarantee universal health coverage | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Rob Yates: Compulsory public financing is the best way to ensure universal and fair healthcare in developing countries, research shows
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Where does aid money really go -- and what is it spent on? - CNN

Where does aid money really go -- and what is it spent on? - CNN | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

What is the value and impact of international aid? In an era of global austerity, this is a question that is frequently posed by policymakers and the citizens they represent.

The truth is, it is actually quite hard to measure. But there are important questions about both the quantity and quality of aid that must be answered.

 

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Fragile states: the role of media and communication

Fragile states: the role of media and communication | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
This policy briefing examines the implications of current media trends for fragile states and argues that the role of a free media should be embraced and better prioritised in strategies designed to support such states.
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Corruption and bribery in the classroom

Corruption and bribery in the classroom | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Corruption in education is a serious blight that undermines the quality and availability of schools and universities, according to an international report.
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Bilateral cooperation and local power dynamics: the case of Rwanda

Bilateral cooperation and local power dynamics: the case of Rwanda | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Kigali as an input to its cooperation strategy for the next five to seven years, this paper is a focused contribution to understanding power dynamics in Rwanda.
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Hope for malaria vaccine by 2015

Hope for malaria vaccine by 2015 | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
UK drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will seek approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trials showed that it had reduced cases in African children.
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Call for decent jobs across the world

Call for decent jobs across the world | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Letters: Mass suicides in electronic companies in China; deaths on stadium building sites in Qatar; crushed bodies in Bangladeshi factory – these are some of the perils of working in the 21st century
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