Working with Non governmental and Other Civil Society Organisations to Promote Development

The role of civil society organisations 1 The term Civil Society encompasses all aspects of society which are ... Large international NGOs such as Oxfam or Christian Aid are mainly based in developed countries , while national NGOs and ...

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102939156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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The term Civil Society covers aspects of society independent of the state and the private sector. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are bodies organised around shared interests and values and include NGOs, trade unions, faith groups and business associations. Since 1997 the Department fro International Development (DFID) has increasingly worked with CSOs to help to reduce world poverty. This report looks at DFID's view of the role of CSOs in international development; how it engages with CSOs; and the achievements of CSOs in reducing poverty. It is based on visits to 4 countries, 19 projects, a file review of 40 projects and Partnership Programme Agreements; and the response of 90 CSOs.

The Development Dimension Development Assistance Committee Members and Civil Society

[46] National Audit Office (2006), Department for International Development: Working with NonGovernmental and Other Civil Society Organisations to Promote Development,

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264500839


Page: 130

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear on the need to engage civil society organisations (CSOs) in implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. With their capacity to bring the voices of those on the frontlines of poverty, inequality and vulnerability into development processes, CSOs can help to ensure no one is left behind. In order to work to their maximum potential, CSOs need members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to provide and promote enabling environments.

Hiv aids

2: Oral and Written Evidence Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee ... DFID : working with Non - Governmental Organisations and other Civil Society Organisations to promote development .

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215525345

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 111

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Hiv/aids : DFIDs new strategy, twelfth report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Civil Society and International Development

The question of how to improve the quality of the official aid offered to NGOs has been much discussed, ... that NGOs can strengthen civil society, both through their support for membership organisations and through their other work, ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264163395


Page: 148

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Interest in the concept of civil society has undergone a remarkable renaissance in the 1990s. It is currrently seen as a potential tool to overcome some of the main theoretical and political stalemates. But what exactly does the concept of civil ...

How DAC Members Work with Civil Society Organisations An Overview

ADA (Austrian Development Agency) (undated), “Analysis of Multi-Annual Programme Funding”, ADA, Vienna. Agg, C. (2006), “Trends in Government Support for Non-Governmental Organizations. Is the “Golden Age” of the NGO Behind Us?” Civil ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264547215


Page: 62

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The book, How DAC Members Work with Civil Society Organisations: An Overview, examines why donors think it is important to work with CSOs, the ways they provide funds and the challenges they encounter.

Non Governmental Organizations and Development

Box 6.4 NGOs and the 'strengthening' of civil society Part of the interest in civil society revolves around the argument that development work requires efforts to build common purposes and supportive interactions among the diverse ...

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134051778

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are high profile actors in the field of international development, both as providers of services to vulnerable individuals and communities and as campaigning policy advocates. This book provides a critical introduction to the wide-ranging topic of NGOs and development. Written by two authors with more than twenty years experience of research and practice in the field, the book combines a critical overview of the main research literature with a set of up-to-date theoretical and practical insights drawn from experience in Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere. It highlights the importance of NGOs in development, but it also engages fully with the criticisms that the increased profile of NGOs in development now attracts. Non-Governmental Organizations and Development begins with a discussion of the wide diversity of NGOs and their roles, and locates their recent rise to prominence within broader histories of struggle as well as within the ideological context of neo-liberalism. It then moves on to analyze how interest in NGOs has both reflected and informed wider theoretical trends and debates within development studies, before analyzing NGOs and their practices, using a broad range of short case studies of successful and unsuccessful interventions. David Lewis and Nazneen Kanji then moves on to describe the ways in which NGOs are increasingly important in relation to ideas and debates about ‘civil society’, globalization and the changing ideas and practices of international aid. The book argues that NGOs are now central to development theory and practice and are likely to remain important actors in development in the years to come. In order to appreciate the issues raised by their increasing diversity and complexity, the authors conclude that it is necessary to deploy a historically and theoretically informed perspective. This critical overview will be useful to students of development studies at undergraduate and masters levels, as well as to more general readers and practitioners. The format of the book includes figures, photographs and case studies as well as reader material in the form of summary points and questions. Despite the growing importance of the topic, no single short, up-to-date book exists that sets out the main issues in the form of a clearly written, academically-informed text: until now.

Department of Health

... of the PFI contract for the National Physical Laboratory The Provision of Out-of-Hours Care in England Financial Management of the NHS DFID: Working with Non-Governmental and other Civil Society Organisations to promote development ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215034309

Category: National health services

Page: 39

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Properly managed, the use of temporary nurses can play an important role in helping hospital achieve flexibility. However their high use can have a detrimental impact on patient care and satisfaction. In 2001 the Department of Health anticipated that a growth in the NHS workforce would lead to a decline in the use of temporary staff but in spite of this intention temporary nurses still account for the same percentage of the nursing budget (around 9%). On the basis of a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Committee has investigated the extent of the use of temporary nurses; whether the process is properly planned and managed; and whether there are safety and quality implications. One of the conclusions is that there has a lack of planning and it is only as a result of the problem with deficits that the NHS has taken a more co-ordinated approach

The Right of Access to Open Countryside

... of the PFI contract for the National Physical Laboratory The Provision of Out-of-Hours Care in England Financial Management of the NHS DFID: Working with Non-Governmental and other Civil Society Organisations to promote development ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215034570

Category: Outdoor recreation

Page: 45

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The Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 introduced a public right to walk across designated mountain, moor, heath, downs and registered common land in England. DEFRA tasked the Countryside Agency with opening-up the new access by the end of 2005, and the target was met with two months to spare. However the implementation of the right to roam cost the Countryside Agency £24.6 million more than anticipated, with knock-on impacts on other programmes. This report looks at the implementation of open access and the effect of the policy under the headings: encouraging the public to use the right to roam across the countryside; protecting the environment of access land and the rights of landowners; improving planning and project management. However the success of legislation is as yet unknown because there is no information on the extent to which the public are making use of their new right. In October 2006 the responsibility for open access passed from the Countryside Agency to Natural England.

The State of Open Data

They are often also essential not only for managing, cleaning, formatting, and porting data, but also to support meaningful ... There remains a pernicious gap between well-resourced international civil society organisations' levels of ...

Author: Davies, Tim

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 1928331955

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

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It’s been ten years since open data first broke onto the global stage. Over the past decade, thousands of programmes and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public and political discourse. As the open data movement enters a new phase in its evolution, shifting to target real-world problems and embed open data thinking into other existing or emerging communities of practice, big questions still remain. How will open data initiatives respond to new concerns about privacy, inclusion, and artificial intelligence? And what can we learn from the last decade in order to deliver impact where it is most needed? The State of Open Data brings together over 60 authors from around the world to address these questions and to take stock of the real progress made to date across sectors and around the world, uncovering the issues that will shape the future of open data in the years to come.

Das Bild der Menschenrechte

Developing the institutional capacity of refugee-assistng non-governmental organisations in Europe. ... It also Strives to involve wider civil society, the political community and refugee communities in its work.

Author: Walter Kälin

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 719

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"There is a remarkable paucity of pictorial material to draw on when discussing human rights and the way they are respected or infringed, yet we are deluged everyday in every medium with images that openly show violence. The result is a surfeit of cynicism. The Face of Human Rights presents no such exotic cruelty; rather, the photographs it gathers together capture injustice and evoke real feelings, inviting the reader to participate in an emotionally and intellectually sincere manner. Images of normality in a peaceful world complete the picture and, though they risk losing the reader too tuned into spectacle, they are worth the risk. The Face of Human Rights takes a novel approach to a critical topic, interspersing a visual interpretation of individual legal aspects with textual collages from historical and current human rights discussions. It offers facts and figures, and acknowledges the efforts governmental and non-governmental organizations are making to defend human rights and stamp out their infringement. This publication is intended to help an international public to understand the complex demands, connections, and obstacles involved in a just and fair life together for all human beings. 300,000 children under the age of 18 serve in government forces or armed rebel groups / there is no country in the world where women's wages are equal to those of men / the U.S. government confirms that over 200 inmates have been wrongly convicted since 1973 / average life expectancy in the world is now 66 years, 20 years more than in 1960 / 1.3 billion people still lack access to safe water and 2.3 billion to sanitation / the adult literacy rate worldwide has increased by more than one-third since 1970, but 70% of illiterates are women / over a quarter of the world's people do not get enough food / approximately one in every five black Americans is jailed at some time during their life. "