What do the huge and rapid changes happening in the world mean for global poverty and development? With the deadline for achieving the MDGs just three years away, what should follow? How do NGOs best contribute to development? Many of the articles in this issue take a deeper look and the debates and challenges these questions raise.
Other features include:
- Approaches to effectiveness
- The moving image
- Insurance for NGOs
Read Ben Jackson's editorial.
Below is a selection of the articles or download the PDF of the magazine.
Highlights from this issue
Eleanor Davey, Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute, observes the value an historical perspective can bring to current thinking and understanding.
Despite a degree of scepticism and mixed achievements in some areas, by and large the MDGs should be regarded as an overwhelming success argues Mark Lowcock, DFID Permanent Secretary – but the key consideration is what happens next.
In a rapidly changing world, modern NGOs are realising that independence is key to survival, and this means that they must invest in their own professionalism, explains Christian Meyer zu Natrup, Director of MzN International Development Experts.
Through the words and images we choose to use, we must help the public and critics understand that saving lives isn’t cheap or easy, argues Tony German, Executive Director at Development Initiatives.
Sophie Chalk, author of Kony 2012: success or failure, investigates the lessons NGO campaigners might take from the Stop Kony 2012 campaign.
The last couple of years have seen a dramatic increase in interest in Theories of Change. Maureen O’Flynn outlines how and why NGOs might choose to utilise them.
Phil Vernon, Director of Programmes at International Alert, gives his perspective on some of the big debates and challenges within the UK international development sector.