A huge majority of humanitarian employees are local to the country of intervention, but their motivations and pressures are often misunderstood.
Home among the ruins.
There's something in the old adage, 'there's no place like home'.
New funding vehicles could finance large scale agricultural programs.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
An Oxfam campaign launch in 2014.
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Why NGOs and donors must have adult conversations about what development really means.
Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid.
In the last decade, the United States has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic health care to low-income countries.
Can you solve the poverty cube?
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Yemenis are staring at impending famine.
Constant staff rotations makes it difficult to pass on knowledge about an emergency situation.
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
To find the data on Australia's aid generosity in the past, some detective work is required.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
US President elect Donald Trump greets supporters on election night in New York.
The world's best known talk show host has become the president-elect of the most powerful country in the world. Trump running the US is unlikely to be good news for Africa.
How will aid spending change after Brexit?
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Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.
Give small amounts as you pass by makes you feel good but is rarely enough to make any significant or lasting difference.
Travelling almost always involves confronting experiences with abject poverty. As you step out of the pampered cocoons of hotels, restaurants and airline cabins and see destitute people sleeping on streets…
The relatively low death toll when Cycle Aila hit Bangladesh in 2009 was widely attributed to improvements in disaster preparedness.
With burgeoning need and an aid system that is failing to cope, what meaning does 'resilience' have?
Uncertainty over aid and trade will accompany new power struggles between Britain and the Commonwealth.
Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp: home to nearly 80,000 people in May 2016.
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Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
The death toll from the Aleppo hospital bombing is climbing.
Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
The Coalition government has moved to rapidly alter the balance of Australia’s foreign policy spending.
A reduced aid budget equates to the forsaking of real opportunities in foreign policy terms. In the long term, this could make the savings look miniscule compared to opportunity costs.
Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs.
In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.