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Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical…

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.

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What determines whether/how an organization can learn? Interesting discussion at DFID.

I was invited along to DFID last week for a discussion on how organizations learn. There was an impressive turnout of senior civil serpents – the issue has clearly got their attention. Which is great because I came away with the impression that they (and Oxfam for that matter) have a long way to go to really become a ‘learning organization’. So please make allowances …

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When the Juice Isn’t Worth the Squeeze: NGOs refuse to participate in a beneficiary feedback…

Guest post by Dean Karlan and Jacob AppelDean has failed again! Dean and Jacob are kicking off our series on learning from failure by contributing a case that wasn’t in the book.  I. Background + Motivation Recent changes in the aid landscape have allowed donors to support small, nimble organizations that can identify and address local needs. However, many have lamented the difficulties of monitoring the effectiveness of local organizations.

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Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is Read More

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How do we know when to stop helping Cambodia?

Our co-founder Weh Yeoh, MD of OIC: The Cambodia Project, explains why the project’s exit strategy from Cambodia is so vital to its success. The post How do we know when to stop helping Cambodia? appeared first on WhyDev.

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News in the Humanosphere: China passes controversial NGO ban

; China passed a controversial new law Thursday giving police wide-ranging powers over overseas charities and banning them from recruiting members or raising funds in the country, prompting an immediate outcry. At least 1,000 foreign NGOs are thought to operate in China, including development charities such as Save the Children, advocacy groups including Greenpeace, chambers

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U.S. Government Should Improve Ability To Engage With Private Sector, NGOs, CIA Director Says

Devex: CIA director: U.S. government will need to ‘overhaul’ how it engages with partners “Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan used his appearance at Global Partnerships Week in Washington, D.C., on Monday to make the case for broader cooperation between security agencies and the aid and development community, both within government and among nongovernmental organizations…More

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Uganda President Museveni Signs Law Restricting Work Of Many NGOs In Country

Inter Press Service: Repressive NGO Act “Nearly two weeks after controversially winning a fifth term, it has emerged that Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed another repressive law which restricts the operations of thousands of NGOs working in the country…” (Fallon, 3/9).

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Is My NGO Having a Positive Impact?

This post is jointly authored by David Evans and Bruce Wydick. A daunting question faced by many non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in poverty work is—after all the fundraising, logistical work, direct work with the poor, and accounting is all done—one naturally wonders: Is my NGO having a positive impact? Indeed, as a recent Guardian article highlighted, “If the [NGO] sector wants to properly serve local populations, it needs to improve how it collects evidence.”  Donors are also increasingly demanding evidence of impact from NGOs, no longer just the large funders, but the small individual donors as well.   

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The Canary in the Coal Mine: Ebola Virus

Though there have been regular reports in the American press covering the expanding Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone it has not caused the public panic of Swine Flu or SARS of recent past. There is good reason for this. Anyone sitting next to a sneezing person on a plane likely knows anecdotally…

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NGOs Welcome Announcement Of U.S., North Korean Nuclear Arms Agreement That…

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FAILfaire Returns to New York on December 14th!

The fourth FAILfaire , this time in New York City on December 14th,

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Vodacom Tanzania, Local NGO Use Mobile Phone Banking To Help Women With…

The Guardian examines a text messaging program in Tanzania initiated by Vodacom Tanzania and local NGO Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) that utilizes Africa’s mobile phone banking system, M-Pesa, to provide women suffering from obstetric fistula, caused by difficult childbirth, with the funds necessary to travel to health facilities for treatment. “CCRBT and Vodacom have now appointed a team of 60 ‘ambassadors’ to travel around the country diagnosing women with the condition.

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Interoperable Technologies in International Development: Access to…

By Ashley Mannes FrontlineSMS was recently included in an academic paper, written by Ashley Mannes, of Georgetown University, USA, and titled ‘ Interoperable Technologies in International Development: Access to FrontlineSMS .’  In the below guest post, Ashley introduces the main themes of her paper and what compelled her to write about FrontlineSMS: FrontlineSMS in use / Image: kiwanja.net “When I first got the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, I began to understand and appreciate the beauty and unique qualities of the cultures that unite our global community. My interest in development flourished during my master’s degree program in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. The program helped me to realize that a great opportunity is provided by today’s technologies; to communicate with and connect to cultures and climates that once seemed so distant

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