Narrow down by keywords: Governance and public policy
- Walking together: the journey of the Non-Aligned Movement and the women’s movement
The story of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the way women engaged with it, gaining from its overall liberatory calls, as well as its political independence from the UN and other multilateral agencies, is relatively unknown in the world of developmen ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-10-20 15:55
- The impact of high food prices on poverty in China
This article first reviews the development of food prices in China since 2000. The authors find that despite tremendous price fluctuations in the international market in 2007–08, major staple crops (rice, wheat, and maize) in the domestic market w ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 09:50
- Opportunities for the UN and civil society to collaborate more effectively
In 2002, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan established a Panel on UN Civil Society Relations, to which were appointed more than a dozen `eminent persons'. The establishment of this Panel was a signal that the UN at its highest levels recognised, rightly, th ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:45
- The Earth Summit
The UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) took place in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. This report covers the main areas of international agreement and also discusses what was not achieved, from the point of view of development NGOs in attend ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Where do NGOs fit in? Developing a policy framework for the health sector
The position and contribution of NGOs to the health sector has changed over recent years. Their profile and sector size have increased, and their activities are often different from those previously carried out. In many quarters NGOs are viewed as the mea ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- NGOs, civil society and the state: avoiding theoretical extremes in real world issues
The standard models of the state and civil society balancing each other, as propounded by de Tocqueville, Hegel and Gramsci, are no longer useful in all cases when thinking about the relationship between the state, civil society and NGOs. The emergence in ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Addressing urban poverty: increasing incomes, reducing costs, and securing representation
The paper considers the effectiveness of different strategies used in urban areas by development agencies to reduce poverty, including the relative merits of income generation and housing and neighbourhood improvement. Drawing on the findings of recent ca ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Donor leverage: towards more equitable access to essential medicines?
In early 2007, the Indonesian government decided to withhold its samples of the avian influenza (‘bird flu’) virus from WHO’s collaborating centres, pending a new global mechanism for virus sharing which would provide better terms for developing countries ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Trade unions and NGOs: the need for cooperation
The challenges posed by economic globalisation make it imperative that civil society organisations break down the barriers that have traditionally divided them, in order to ensure that the rights of those who are marginalised or vulnerable are kept firmly ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- Good Governance and Development
Author: Smith, B.C. Publisher: Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan,2007, ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-05 18:54