Category Archives: Campaigns

Are you clear about the implications of the Lobbying Act? Join us on 5 August

Earlier this month the Electoral Commission released their guidance on the Lobbying Act which comes into force from 19 September, 2014. To help your organisation fully understand the implications of the Act, and to support you to decide whether your … Continue reading

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Celebs and journos: any good for development?

Does INGO use of celebrities have any positive impact in the real world, or is it really just a sneaky way for charities to attract corporate sponsors to their brand? Dan Brockington’s research into INGO use of celebrities for advocacy purposes has now been made available via open access … Continue reading

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Inequality: possible joint working in 2015

Last Friday saw an exploratory meeting that came out of discussions at the Progressive Development Forum (but which are ultimately aimed at a broader audience) in order to explore what appetite there might be for joint work around the issue of … Continue reading

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‘UK charities have lost their radical soul’

Continuing the previous two themes, the Guardian has this morning published an interview piece with me in which they look at the depoliticisation of international NGOs in the UK, including how renewed campaigns on structural issues such as tax justice might … Continue reading

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Putting the Politics Back In

Tomorrow is the Bond annual conference, and by happy coincidence the overview article that I was asked to write on the trajectory of British international development NGOs – including the Progressive Development Forum – has just been published in the … Continue reading

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Changing development discourse

Health Poverty Action we have been trying to take a more progressive approach to how we communicate. Continue reading

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What are we here for?

Larry Elliott’s piece in Monday’s Guardian highlighted the failure of the IF campaign to challenge the British government on the key issues of poverty, inequality or development, and posed the same existential question as Sunit in his post on this site … Continue reading

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