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The Donors’ Dilemma, From Charity to Social Justice

donors dilemmaThere is no denying that foreign aid has been and will continue for some time to be an important source of finance of ending absolute poverty and promoting economic development. But the days of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) paradigm as we know it are numbered. Aid is the manifestation of a peculiar historical context. We have built a world order in which there are unprecedented and unacceptable levels of socio-economic inequality. These extreme disparities have led to the creation of our current system of ODA, in which rich countries allocate a relatively small amount to alleviate the extreme manifestations of poverty around the world. We have developed guidelines, rules, norms and systems to regulate what counts and what doesn’t count as aid, all for very sensible reasons. The reasons why aid is unlikely to survive much longer in its current form are well-rehearsed; five stand out. Read more ›

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HIF grants to innovate humanitarian aid

hifHIF (Humanitarian Innovation Fund) Fund of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has opened a process of expression of interest for its program of grants to non-profit institutions. Grants may be requested for innovative projects in the design phase, or implementation of humanitarian aid. HIF grants are divided into two categories: Large grants between 75,000 and 150,000 (CAD) and small grants up to 20,000. Deadline May 6, 2014. Read more ›

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