Author Archives: Martin Drewry

About Martin Drewry

Director of Health Poverty Action

Strong challenge to NGO working practices

A great recent article by Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, head of Civicus. Well worth sharing. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/aug/11/civicus-open-letter-civil-society-professionalisation?CMP=twt_gu We’ve adopted the strategic planning and management tools of the power structures we should be challenging. We’re settling for incremental change – quantifiable outocmes that appleal … Continue reading

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Coalition campaigns: the role of the global south

I was asked by Bond – following the Enough If campaign and others – to write a piece on the role of the Global South in campaign coalitions. Here’s a link: http://www.bond.org.uk/coalition-campaigns-role-of-global-south See what you think…  any thoughts??

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Great short video – World Bank’s “Doing Business” rankings

The World Bank might not have been all it used to be in recent years.  But in some ways it’s hardly changed at all.  The annual “Doing Business” rankings rate countries in order of how corporate-friendly their policies are!  It … Continue reading

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New Kenyan comedy series satirising NGOs

Edit:  I’ll leave this up as it contains an additional link – but for a more interesting and fuller read about it scroll down the home page or click this link to Deborah Doane’s excellent post which I’ve just read … Continue reading

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Truth about Panorama and Global Fund

This is a great blog – by Dave McCoy, who was interviewed on the first of the recent Panorama programmes on development. I thought the second one, looking at issues like corporate influence of Save the Children, and unethical investment … Continue reading

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The truth about global health

Now the World Health Assembly has drawn to a close – and as the G8 approaches, with its talk about a dangerous and corporate-led ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’ – it’s time to focus on some truths about … Continue reading

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Time to tell the truth about aid?

The UK public is being sold a story about aid that is entirely misleading and highly immoral – and charities, politicians and journalists are all complicit in peddling the tale.  (And yes, I’m guilty.) As David Cameron appears to have … Continue reading

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