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Analysts: Danger of Civil War in Libya is Real - Voice of America

Analysts: Danger of Civil War in Libya is Real - Voice of America | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Antiwar.com Analysts: Danger of Civil War in Libya is Real Voice of America WASHINGTON — An outbreak of violence in Libya's two largest cities has sparked fears of an imminent civil war in the country that has been ruled by rival militias since the...
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'A national disgrace': NGOs react to the Australian budget

'A national disgrace': NGOs react to the Australian budget | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Four NGO leaders affected by the Australian foreign aid cuts share their thoughts on what this means for their organisation (An international disgrace “@GuardianAus: 'A national disgrace': NGOs react to the Australian budget
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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics - NPR (blog)

How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics - NPR (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics NPR (blog) In the decades following the 1917 Russian Revolution, most people in Moscow lived in communal apartments; seven or more families crammed together where there had been...
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UNDP-UNEP Launch Guide for Practitioners on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Planning - Climate Change Policy & Practice

UNDP-UNEP Launch Guide for Practitioners on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Planning - Climate Change Policy & Practice | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) – a joint collaboration between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – has launched a guide titled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners.” The publication provides step-by-step guidance on how governments and other national actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national development planning as part of their broader efforts.

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Human Development Report 2011 | UNDP

Human Development Report 2011 | UNDP | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report."

 

Norway, Australia and the Netherlands top the rankings.

 


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Planning Evaluability Assessments

Planning Evaluability Assessments | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A DFID comissioned study that summarises the literature on Evaluability Assessments, and highlights the main issues for consideration in planning an Evaluability Assessment.

 

An evaluability assessment sets out to determine: “The extent to which an activity or project can be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion”. This study makes 18 reccommendations about the use Evaluability Assessments.

 


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DFID - International Citizen Service

DFID - International Citizen Service | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

International Citizen Service (ICS) is looking for young people aged 18-22 from all backgrounds to make a real difference to some of the world’s poorest people. ICS was launched by the Prime Minister earlier this year and is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID),

There are 6 different organisations running ICS, International Service, Progressio, Restless Development, Skillshare International, Tropical Health and Education Trust and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). They all have different focuses, check out the website to pick one that suits you, whether your interest is health or religion or something else you should be able to find a match.

The commitment is some time for training and 12 weeks spent in a developing country. Participation is free for people on low incomes, the scheme is income-assessed, so you may have to pay a contribution. Depending on the organisation you may have to partake in supported fundraising before the placement.

The first groups of young people are leaving this month (I have some friends heading off with International Service and Progressio!), but you can apply now for October 2011 and Jan 2012 departures.


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Syrian Children Given Cameras To Show What Life In The World’s Second Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like

Syrian Children Given Cameras To Show What Life In The World’s Second Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The pictures were taken at the Za’atari camp in Jordan.
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From Poverty to Power » 'How DFID Learns'. Or doesn't. UK aid ...

From Poverty to Power » 'How DFID Learns'. Or doesn't. UK aid ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The UK Department for International Development's independent watchdog, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), has a report out today on 'how DFID learns'. Or doesn't. Because the report is critical and gives ...
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UNDP's Resilience based Development Response to the crisis in Syria and neighbouring Countries

The conflict in Syria has rolled back human development achievements by 35 years, leaving more than 50 percent of the population (12.6 million people) living...
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Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones and the Maputo Development Corridor @investorseurope

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones and the Maputo Development Corridor @investorseurope | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

EY’s recently released 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey ranks the 15 top African states and provinces in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. While FDI has declined in North Africa (primarily due to uncertainty in the region), sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in 2013.'


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Finland provides 5.4 million euros to strengthen the rule of law in Nepal

Finland provides 5.4 million euros to strengthen the rule of law in Nepal | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

(FINNBAY) – Kathmandu, 10 April 2014. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland has managed to secure an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement several programmes to improve the rule of law in Nepal. The agreement is valued €5.4 million. Am... http://www.finnbay.com/finland-provides-5-4-million-euros-strengthen-rule-law-nepal/


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Access to medicines: challenges and opportunities for developing countries

Access to medicines: challenges and opportunities for developing countries | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Despite their economic and cultural diversities, the BRICS countries, an association of five major emerging national economies—Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa—are facing similar health-care challenges, including access to...
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Will the internet change development communications?

Will the internet change development communications? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Campaigns by international NGOs have long excluded as much as they included but better connectivity could change all that, says David Humphries (MT Internet tools changing the balance of power in development communications?
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EU foreign ministers back human rights-based approach to all development cooperation

EU foreign ministers back human rights-based approach to all development cooperation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
EU foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels yesterday for the Foreign Affairs Council on Development, have reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to promoting all human rights, whether civil and politic...
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UNDP Reports on Environment and Sustainable Development Work in 2008-2012 - Climate Change Policy & Practice

UNDP Reports on Environment and Sustainable Development Work in 2008-2012 - Climate Change Policy & Practice | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Environment and Energy Group (EEG) released a report, titled ‘Towards Transformational Change: UNDP's Work in Environment and Sustainable Development 2008-2012.' The publication features a collection of stories...

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Background knowledge for teaching sustainable development.

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Africa: Building Resilience Tops Agenda At Global Conference in Ethiopia

Africa: Building Resilience Tops Agenda At Global Conference in Ethiopia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and...
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USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative opens Call funding solutions to humanitarian challenges

USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative opens Call funding solutions to humanitarian challenges | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is a special opportunity for applicants to the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) competition whose proposals address challenges in the humanitarian sector. Funded with support from DFID, the Initiative is run in collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.


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The Initiative will support winners of the DIV competition —including technology, business models, policy practices, and more—that have on-the-ground evidence of their capacity to support humanitarian response and disaster preparedness around the world. These might include programs that specifically relate to: (1) Reduction of mortality and morbidity and strengthening emergency health initiatives, (2) Protection of vulnerable populations, (3) Prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition, (4) Provision of safe shelter and settlements, (5) Support to communities to recover livelihoods, (6) Enhanced use of data, and monitoring of program performance and impacts, or (7) Improved disaster risk reduction in low-income, high-risk countries.

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Are Palestinian terrorists benefiting from British taxpayers' money? Dfid ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Are Palestinian terrorists benefiting from British taxpayers' money? Dfid ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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On Sunday, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, publicly condemned the Holocaust, calling it as “a heinous crime”.
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UNDP Human Development Report 2013 The Rise of the South

Launch at Chatham House of the UNDP Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South by lead author Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Repor...
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UK aid watchdog tells DfID to focus on quality of healthcare in Kenya ...

UK aid watchdog tells DfID to focus on quality of healthcare in Kenya ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A government watchdog has called on the Department for International Development (DfID) to do more to improve the quality of care at Kenyan health facilities after recording patient complaints of petty corruption and ...
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DFID funds £7.7 million (UGX 32 billion) Climate Change Project Uganda

The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £7.7 million (UGX 32 billion) to the Government of Uganda through FAO for a cl...
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Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa on the rise

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa on the rise | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, with the continent's share of global FDI projects at its highest level in a decade, and sharply improved perceptions making it the second-most attractive investment destination in the world,


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China, Russia, Mongolia and South Korea to Promote Cross-Border Tourism.

China, Russia, Mongolia and South Korea to Promote Cross-Border Tourism. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

China, Russia, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea agreed to boost tourism in Northeast Asia. “Tourism is an industry that concerns a broad range of economic, social activities and, therefore, business interests. It cuts across many policy areas for governments in Northeast Asia and that requires closer ties and committed cooperation,” said Choi Hoon, director of the UNDP Tumen Secretariat.


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