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Trusting Charities

Faith, Hope and Charities THE ECONOMIST|Nov 11th 2010 FEW institutions in the modern world enjoy more trust than charities—a trust given both by rich people who give them money and by the wider public that may benefit from their work. A recent survey by American Express shows that 70% of Americans trust non-profit outfits more […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 15, 2010

Measuring global poverty

from The Economist POOR people—the destitute, disease ridden and malnourished “bottom billion”—live in poor countries. That has been the central operating assumption of the aid business for a decade. The thesis was true in 1990: then, over 90% of the world’s poor lived in the world’s poorest places. But it looks out of date now. […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | September 30, 2010

Failed States Index 2010

by The Fund for Peace We are pleased to present the sixth annual Failed States Index.  The FSI focuses on the indicators of risk and is based on thousands of articles and reports that are processed by our CAST Software from electronically available sources to learn more, please see the FAQs. We encourage others to […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 20, 2010

On International Women’s Day, Strong Recommendations to the Business Community to Advance Women’s Empowerment and Inclusion

From: United Nations Global Compact New York, 8 March 2010) – The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) today called on the business community to implement recruitment and retention practices that advance women’s empowerment and inclusion and urged them to proactively appoint women as managers, executives and board […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | March 8, 2010

New Report: BSR’s HERproject Empowers Women and Improves Business in Six Countries

From: CSR Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 07 /CSRwire/ – BSR‘s HERproject-a factory-based women’s health initiative-has significantly improved women’s health awareness, leadership skills, and relationships with their employers, according to a new BSR report revealing results of research conducted after the first year of HERproject programs in China, Egypt, India, Mexico, Pakistan, and Vietnam. “Not only […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | March 7, 2010

The Path to Reform

by David MacDonald Amidst calls for government action, a group of Yemeni technocrats has developed an ambitious ten-point plan of reform. The story of the plan is below. To download a point-by-point look at the plan, check the link to the right, under “Attachments.” Almost every news story about Yemen ends with a familiar listing […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | March 7, 2010

Yemen promised aid from West, Middle East

From: CBC Western and Middle Eastern ministers met in London Wednesday to offer support for Yemen’s faltering economy and aid the Arabian country in its fight against the terrorist group al-Qaeda. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the meeting after a Yemen-based wing of al-Qaeda said it was behind the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | January 27, 2010

Lessons from Afghanistan for Yemen

by Carroll Bogert The news that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly trained to blow up a US airliner at al Qaeda camps in Yemen has drawn sudden attention to a country that is not well known in Washington. The prospect of deeper US involvement in an Arab nation already warring with domestic rebel groups should raise […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | January 5, 2010

Women as Change Agents in the Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis

From: Council on Foreign Relations This session was part of the the ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable series, which is made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil. TERRI FARIELLO (vice president, ExxonMobil Washington office): Good afternoon. Welcome. I’m Terri Fariello, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Washington office. On behalf of all of my colleagues at […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 20, 2009

Because I am a Girl

Click the above image to access Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl website.

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | September 16, 2009

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