Development Cooperation

The world reacts to the Financing for Development deal reached in Addis Ababa

16 july 2015

After what has been described as a challenging few days in Addis Ababa last night agreement was finally reached on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Negotiations were tense and the underlying question in people’s minds was whether to enter into in-depth... Read more

The slow re-configuring of the global institutional landscape on development, but in what direction?

A second Guest Post by Siobhán Airey, doctoral researcher in international law and aid at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, as she gives her thoughts on the unfolding of the 3rd Financing for Development Summit  taking place this week... Read more

Five things you need to know about the Addis Summit

08 july 2015

  1.    In Addis Ababa, the world is being asked to decide on how it will finance our common future. The conference in Addis Ababa is the third international conference where world leaders look specifically at how to finance the global agreements... Read more

Irish NGOs Visit EU Institutions

24 june 2015

Dóchas members are acutely aware that, if they want to achieve their long-term objectives, they need the help of others. With this in mind, a delegation of Irish NGOs visited "the corridors of power" of the European Union. The trip was facilitated by... Read more

Nepal Earthquake: Lessons learnt from responding to earthquakes

On Saturday 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal, killing over 3,000 people, destroying homes and buildings across the country and setting off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Read more

Understanding aid dynamics: Are aid allocations truly based on need?

25 january 2015

Guest Blog By Rob Kevlihan, Executive Director, Kimmage Development Studies Centre* Are decisions with respect to the allocation of humanitarian aid truly based on needs? Read more