Sunday 19 Aug 2018 | 17:16 | SYDNEY
Sunday 19 Aug 2018 | 17:16 | SYDNEY

Aid & development linkage


Danielle Cave


2 September 2010 08:17

  • Should there be indicators and limits for consumption in developed countries' The New York Times asks if the top billion need a set of Millennium Development Goals.
  • Philanthropy in the US has hit new heights with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett claiming they have convinced forty US billionaires to donate at least 50% of their fortunes to charity. This 'Giving Pledge' effort looks to be going global and has the potential to be rolled out in China and India. It has been reported that Germany's rich have rejected the idea. 
  • Oxfam argues that, with the deadline for reaching the MDGs and slashing poverty only five years away and with aid budgets under pressure from the global economic crisis, there is an urgent need for new sources of help, such as the 'Robin Hood Tax' on financial transactions. This video deserves a second airing to explain the concept.
  • Not something you see every day – a conference to discuss failures in technology-related development projects.
  • Last week I discussed the visualisation of aid using geo-coding. Geo-coding is already being applied to the humanitarian sector, with 47 organisations coordinating their aid projects in Haiti through this website, giving donors and recipients the ability to access information that shows who is doing what and where.