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A List of Foundations that Provide Small Grants to NGOs

A List of Foundations that Provide Small Grants to NGOs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
There are a number of donor agencies that provide small-size micro-grants to NGOs in poor and developing countries.

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The Role of Multilateral and Donor Agencies in Strengthening Country-led Evaluation Systems

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Sharpening our understanding of decentralisation

During the concluding day of the seminar a ‘Grand Panel” was organised with three leading experts in the field of decentralisation: François Vaillancourt (CIRANO and Université de Montréal), Prof. Leonardo Romeo (New York University) and Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi (Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, UCLGA). The panel sought to address three major questions: Why should donor agencies care more about decentralisation? How can decentralisation be “instrumental” to development? How can donor agencies like the EU provide smart support to decentralisation? This note summarises the main outcomes of the intense and thought-provoking debate , which carried important strategic and operational messages for EU development practitioners across the board.

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Challenges of the Private Sector in Effective Development: A Civil Society Perspective

Challenges of the Private Sector in Effective Development: A Civil Society Perspective | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
By Jiten Yumnam,Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur As global Official Development Assistance stagnates, many donor countries and aid agencies are struggling to mobilise private financial cap...

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As global Official Development Assistance stagnates, many donor countries and aid agencies are struggling to mobilise private financial capital. However, multiple challenges persist for private sector involvement in development. The key to overcoming them lies in incorporating human rights commitments, regulatory frameworks, and democratic ownership.

The private sector is no doubt a major actor in creating economic opportunities for impoverished communities. It generates employment, creates innovation and produces revenue for various sectors of society. But we must note that not all investments reduce poverty or address growing inequalities. For instance, many corporate bodies and bilateral institutions are yet to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, or to recognise these peoples’ inherent right to “free, prior, and informed consent” to extractive operations in indigenous lands and territories.

Setting Public-Private Priorities

In the case of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), focus on profit over public services can distort national development priorities. Many countries, including Mexico, India, and Bangladesh, are promoting PPPs in their policy frameworks, seeing such deals as facilitating greater economic infrastructure investment.

Across the Asia Pacific region, PPPs target infrastructure such as transport over more important social concerns such as health and education. Private corporations favour constructing roads, railways, ports and electricity lines because of the profit-making user fees they can generate, in addition to profits from construction.

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Five Fun Church Fundraising Ideas

Five Fun Church Fundraising Ideas | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Five Fun Church Fundraising Ideas Sometimes it’s hard to come up with good fundraising ideas that will actually make money. But the collective brainpower of young people is a valuable tool. So, if you’re trying to think of creative youth group fundraising ideas, gather together your group of young minds and get creative. To help…

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Zimbabwe is to relax its black ownership laws

Zimbabwe is to relax its black ownership laws, as the country's economy shows signs of slowing down. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the country's in...
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Review of indigenisation linked to EU rescue package:Economist

Review of indigenisation linked to EU rescue package:Economist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The ruling Zanu PF government is so desperate for cash it appears to be willing to change its controversial indigenisation policy.
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Government must clarify indigenisation policy - Zimbabwe Independent

Government must clarify indigenisation policy - Zimbabwe Independent | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Zimbabwean Government must clarify indigenisation policy Zimbabwe Independent Zimbabwe's Indigenisation policy has been widely criticised as among the major deterrents to foreign capital inflow into a country that requires investment to revive...
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Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy

Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet has ordered Empowerment minister Francis Nhema to craft a paper clarifying government's position on the Indigenisation Act.
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Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy

Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet has ordered Empowerment minister Francis Nhema to craft a paper clarifying government's position on the Indigenisation Act.
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EU wants to lift Zimbabwe sanctions

EU wants to lift Zimbabwe sanctions | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The government has indicated it may rethink the indigenisation policy (Mugabe's government indicates it may rethink the indigenisation policy http://t.co/qxJv8jFR3h
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What Indigenisation Policy Review Will Mean? - AllAfrica.com

What Indigenisation Policy Review Will Mean? - AllAfrica.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Learn from failure: The three key activities of Adaptive Leadership

Learn from failure: The three key activities of Adaptive Leadership | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurship is essential to economic development providing new jobs and innovative technologies. A large number of new ventures, however, fail.


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Demonstrating additionality in private sector development initiatives – a new exploration of good practice for cost-sharing mechanisms

Demonstrating additionality in private sector development initiatives – a new exploration of good practice for cost-sharing mechanisms | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Donor agencies are increasingly interested in sharing the costs of private investments in developing countries to promote economic development goals.

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Recommendations for Effective Low Emissions Development Strategies | WRI Insights

Recommendations for Effective Low Emissions Development Strategies | WRI Insights | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

In recent years, several developing countries, with support from donor agencies, have begun to seriously consider Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS), country-driven plans that enable the transition to a low-carbon economy as an effective mechanism for combating climate change. Last week, the LEDS Global Partnership – launched in early 2011 and comprised of 30 governmental and international institutions – held a workshop on the topic in Chesham, U.K. WRI is a member of the steering committee of the LEDS Global Partnership and attended the meeting. Others in attendance included government representatives, donors, and representatives from research institutions.


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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Harnessing ICT to enhance Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Harnessing ICT to enhance Education for Sustainable Development | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The Asia and Pacific region is one of contrasting realities – small and large countries, sparse and dense populations, poor and rich economies. It is also diverse in terms of historical and cultural backgrounds, political systems and stages of development. More than 4.2 billion people lived in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, representing 60% of the world’s population. In 2010, 57% of the world population living in extreme poverty lived in Asia and the Pacific, a marked decrease from 71% in 1990. Limited natural resources, access to clean water, climate change, food security, rising costs of fuels, social and religious conflicts, and rapidly changing values are but some of the concerns that face many international organizations, donor agencies and national governments in the region. SOURCE: UNESCO Bangkok

 

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FG Signs $20m Healthcare Agreement With Donor Agencies - Daily Times Nigeria

FG Signs $20m Healthcare Agreement With Donor Agencies - Daily Times Nigeria | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
FG Signs $20m Healthcare Agreement With Donor Agencies
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The Federal Government on Friday signed a 20 million dollar agreement with two international donor agencies,U.S.
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Zimbabwe Election Eve Indigenisation Broadcast

Tuesday 30 July 2100hrs airing on ZBC Minister Saviour Kasukuwere takes on 200 youths who demand answers about the Indigenisation Drive. It's a no-holds-barr...
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EU salutes softening of Zimbabwe indigenisation policy - Legalbrief (subscription)

EU salutes softening of Zimbabwe indigenisation policy - Legalbrief (subscription) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Zimbabwe's proposed plan to review its indigenisation and economic policy could speed up the normalisation of Zimbabwe-European Union relations.
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Africa 360 | Savior Kasukuwere

For more stories visit http://www.enca.com/videos Chris Maroleng interviews Zimbabwean Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Savior K...
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Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy

Zim moves to clarify indigenisation policy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet has ordered Empowerment minister Francis Nhema to craft a paper clarifying government's position on the Indigenisation Act.
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EU pleased with Zimbabwe revisiting indigenisation policy - NewsDay

EU pleased with Zimbabwe revisiting indigenisation policy - NewsDay | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
EU pleased with Zimbabwe revisiting indigenisation policy
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EUROPEAN Union countries are happy with efforts being made by the government to revisit the indigenisation policy and reverse the parcelling-out of Save Conservancy to Zanu PF bigwigs.
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Indigenisation policy review lauded - Manica Post

Indigenisation policy review lauded - Manica Post | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Indigenisation policy review lauded Manica Post Businesspeople in Manicaland lauded Government's move to review the indigenisation and economic empowerment policy to facilitate sector-specific implementation saying this was progressive and timely...
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Govvernment mulls indigenisation levy - New Zimbabwe.com

Govvernment mulls indigenisation levy - New Zimbabwe.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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He said most people who criticised the indigenisation law, passed in 2008, had not bothered to read the statute.
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Moyo propaganda suspected in indigenisation 'climb-down' - SW Radio Africa

Moyo propaganda suspected in indigenisation 'climb-down' - SW Radio Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
SW Radio Africa Moyo propaganda suspected in indigenisation 'climb-down' SW Radio Africa An alleged 'climb-down' by ZANU PF on the controversial indigenisation policy has been received with caution, with some observers questioning if nothing more...
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