Beware philanthrocapitalism

Beware philanthrocapitalism

Why it isn't necessarily an unmitigated boon for the poor.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
35 years ago...

35 years ago...

Chris Brazier looks back at an issue of New Internationalist from 1979 on foreign aid.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
The distress dealers: an Action Against Hunger advert.The distress dealers: (left) Save the Children, (centre) ActionAid, (right) Action Against hunger.

The unwelcome return of development pornography

John Hilary on a degrading spectacle that keeps coming back.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

MSF respond to charges against the way they operate in Sierra Leone.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
An anti-nuclear demonstration under way in Mumbai. The government considers such movements ‘anti- development’.

Contested territory

Accused by the government of stalling development and by critics on the Left of not being radical enough, NGOs in India are facing many challenges. Dionne Bunsha reports.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Street artist bustart visualizes some of WWF's corporate connections (as revealed by the Pandaleaks website) on a shutter in Amsterdam. The title is a reference to the WWF's Living Planet report.

Evicted by charity

The green imperialism of some conservation charities, by Sophie Pritchard.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014

Aiding and abetting

Cartoonist Polyp’s satirical take on field work.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014

The company they keep

Big NGOs and big corporations – Ian Brown finds they are getting a bit too close.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a nairobi slum without running water or electricity, where 800 aid organizations operate.

NGOs - do they help?

There are more NGOs today than ever; some are bigger than ever. Yet, discovers Dinyar Godrej, questions persist about their role.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Bill Gates

The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions

Microsoft's former CEO has made massive donations to global health programmes but an investigation by Andrew Bowman reveals some unpleasant side-effects.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Guns and Bread: how mercenaries moved into aid

Michael Lewis explores what happens when private security companies muscle in to 'deliver aid'.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
A street vendor in Port-au-
Prince. 
Most Haitians
are still waiting for
reconstruction 
to begin.

Haiti: where did all the money go?

More than $10 billion was raised worldwide for Haiti after the earthquake. But, two years on, what have NGOs done with the cash? Nick Harvey investigates.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Haiti two years on: beyond relief, beyond belief

Haiti is not just recovering from the
earthquake but from the political and
economic interventions of recent decades, as
Phillip Wearne explains.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Tree time: an Avaaz activist at 2009’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Applause: Avaaz

Avaaz, the largest global movement on the web, is giving the world a voice.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011

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African village January, 2017
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Adapt or die April, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Climate change denial May, 2011
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