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23 May 2014

Understanding the role of ‘Zakat’ in humanitarian response

This is a guest blog by Amjad Mohamed Saleem. ‘Zakat’ is the Muslim practice of charitable giving based on accumulated wealth. It is one of the five pillar
11 April 2014

The role of the private sector: financing a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development

A new report from the European Parliament finds that transparency and accountability will be essential in post-2015 public-private development partnerships.
22 November 2013

How does the response to typhoon Haiyan compare with other recent natural disasters?

The response to typhoon Haiyan compared with other recent natural disasters. The generous response is still 6x lower than 2 weeks after the 2004 tsunami.
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Written by Sophia Swithern

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12 November 2013

Economic growth won’t be enough to help Uganda’s poorest

The 2013 Chronic Poverty Report makes sobering reading, and demonstrates that growth alone will not be enough to tackle poverty in Uganda.
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Written by Cordelia Lonsdale

24 September 2013

Ending poverty by 2030: A DI Analyst viewpoint

Lead Analyst Ian Townsend examines the data on ending poverty by 2030. This blog relates to Chapter 1 of our Investments to End Poverty report.
4 July 2013

Humanitarian Accountability Report 2013 - How far have we come?

This week saw the release of the 10th annual edition of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership’s (HAP) Humanitarian Accountability Report. The 2013 re
27 January 2012

Top 100 Best NGOs ranking by The Global Journal

Earlier this week, The Global Journal – a Geneva-based magazine – published its inaugural annual ‘Top 100 Best NGOs’ list. The Wikimedia Foundation is rank
8 November 2011

Thailand's worst floods in 50 years; international response and preparing for future disasters

Mass flooding in Thailand is reported to be directly affecting over 2.5 million people and so far has resulted in over 350 fatalities (Department of Disast
7 July 2011

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: the full financial picture

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, made up of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Inte