Development

Development

ACT Alliance supports long-term development in the poorest areas of the world. The core values of its approach to development include: ensuring everyone takes part in development; strengthening communities; giving equal voice to men and women; respecting cultural and spiritual differences; emphasising human rights; and protecting the environment.

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FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

May 20, 2014

20 May, 2014 - After just a year on the UNDP's civil society advisory group, FCA's director Antti Pentikäinen has been elected its chair

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

May 14, 2014

14 May, 2014 - An ambitious plan to open a new fund to support countries suffering the effects of climate change is close to being signed-off

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

May 13, 2014

13 May, 2014 - ACT's local member in the Dominican Republic receives praised from two sectors for efforts to end discrimination against naturalised Haitians

 Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Apr 09, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The simple task of turning over new soil represented much more than the first step in a new shelter scheme for typhoon-hit Jinamoc

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Apr 01, 2014

28 March 2014 -As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its findings about the impacts of climate change this week, ACT Alliance expresses deep concern about the dramatic effect it will have on people’s lives while governments fail to agree an adequate way forward.

Mobile cash - emergency aid by text message

Mobile cash - emergency aid by text message

Mar 19, 2014

19 March, 2014 - Mobile phone cash transfers are proving a cheap and secure way to get money to Zimbabwean families most in need

Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Mar 14, 2014

14 March, 2014 - The worsening effects of a changing climate have been the focus of climate talks in Bonn this week, with developing countries stressing the need for equal attention to adaptation as to mitigation

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014 - Civil society organisations need greater protection from harassment and repression, ACT and CIDSE say.

Good business sense improving Haitians' prospects

Good business sense improving Haitians' prospects

Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014 - Business training encourages Haitian women with good ideas but few skills to boldly improve their business models

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Long-term refugees from the Central African Republic find security in an agriculture programme

New climate agreement must protect poorest countries

New climate agreement must protect poorest countries

Mar 07, 2014

7 March, 2014 - Governments meeting next week to start fleshing out a new climate change agreement must come up with a strong document that firmly halts runaway globally warming, ACT Alliance says.

Banking on women to deliver

Banking on women to deliver

Mar 07, 2014

7 March, 2014 - We’re marking International Women’s Day with an uplifting story of success: a credit union in Mozambique that’s promoting women’s economic independence as well as equality between men and women

Half climate funding destined for adaptation

Half climate funding destined for adaptation

Feb 26, 2014

26 February, 2014 - ACT welcomes news the UN will split climate funding between adaptation and mitigation

ACT celebrates HAP certification

ACT celebrates HAP certification

Feb 21, 2014

20 February, 2014 - The ACT Alliance secretariat receives formal recognition of HAP certification

The Space for Civil Society

The Space for Civil Society

Dec 20, 2013

20 December 2013 - video on the protection and use of space for civil society.

Issues

Post-2015 development agenda

Post-2015 development agenda

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Climate change

Climate change

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Development effectiveness

Development effectiveness

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Human rights and protection

Human rights and protection

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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 Food security

Food security

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