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Does aid really work? An updated answer

Thoughtful reflection from down under by Roger Riddell here: Advertisements

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White Charity

At the end of last year, Nik Barry-Shaw (author of the critique of Canadian development NGOs, Paved with Good Intentions) posted a comment on this website noting that we must be wary of seeing the depoliticisation of INGOs as a particularly British … Continue reading

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Business no longer interested in NGOs

The Guardian’s coverage of the latest study of business attitudes to sustainable development is interesting for homing in on the diminishing significance of NGOs in corporate eyes. The report itself, a joint venture between Accenture and the UN’s Global Compact, is … Continue reading

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Cameron leading the fight against hunger???

The coverage of War on Want’s new report on DFID support for agribusiness in Africa in today’s Guardian led with the tax haven angle and followed up with a good second piece on aid as corporate welfare. Yet our main … Continue reading

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The Solidarity of Dispossession or the Solidarity of Empowerment?

Here is the paper submitted for discussion to the Progressive Development Forum held on 19 July 2012, by Steven Faulkner of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU).

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How to renew the public debate on economics

I hadn’t seen this Carnegie Trust report when it first came out this summer, but it makes interesting reading for those of us who were previously engaged in the fight against the WTO as part of the Trade Justice Movement, … Continue reading

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Report of forum held on 19 July 2012

Here’s the report of the Progressive Development Forum held on 19 July 2012 in London. Attended by 50 senior staff and trustees from trade unions, NGOs and solidarity groups, it represented (in the words of one participant) “the first opportunity … Continue reading

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