Insights and Implications for Development Cooperation

This research provides fresh perspectives on the topic of capacity and its development. It does so by highlighting endogenous perspectives: how capacity develops from within, rather than focusing on what outsiders do to induce it. The research also embraces ideas on capacity development drawn from literature outside the context of development cooperation.

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Translating faith into development

Published by Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Inspired by Islamic teachings, the number of Muslim faith-based relief and development organisations in the United Kingdom has grown rapidly since the 1980s. There are now 11 Muslim charities each with an annual income of more than £1 million whose focus is specifically on providing humanitarian relief and promoting . . . → Read More: Translating faith into development

How to leverage the co-operative movement for poverty reduction

Co-operatives, credit unions, and other forms of self-help organisations are an important, but sometimes overlooked, part of the institutional map in the economic and social sectors of developing nations. This How to note is relevant to development practitioners and partners active in the promotion of enterprise, employment and incomes, and seeks to indicate opportunities . . . → Read More: How to leverage the co-operative movement for poverty reduction

Toolkit for communication and development

This Tool kit, written for the first time in Africa by experts, journalists and other actors in education will permit a larger number of African journalists to have easier access to training on education and development, and to thus contribute in promoting quality education for all in Africa.

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Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be achieved by 2015. Progress is especially slow in fragile contexts, where institutions are weak and there is a risk of violent conflict. But a closer examination shows that the MDGs are inadequate measures of development progress, and as such they represent an international development paradigm that . . . → Read More: Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals

Directory of Development Organizations

The directory of development organizations, listing 65,000 development organizations, has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work. The directory provides a comprehensive source of reference for development practitioners, researchers, donor employees, and policymakers.

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Swiss Development Cooperation Report 2009

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Development and Climate Change: A Strategic Framework for the World Bank Group

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An African Perspective on State-building

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Future of the Humanitarian System: Impacts of Internal Changes

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Putting Knowledge To Work For Development

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Community-driven development decision tools for rural development programmes

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Development Aid in Times of Economic Turmoil

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Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa

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