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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Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Oct 25, 2012

The same week that human campaigner Blanca Rosa Quiroa de Hernández attends a United Nations review of civil rights in Guatemala, she also comes painfully close to finding the remains of her son who disappeared 28 years ago.

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Oct 17, 2012

Following on the heels of a successful march, organisers of India's land rights' protest insist the reform process must move forward as talks with the government get underway.

New food crisis threatens globe

New food crisis threatens globe

Oct 16, 2012

To mark World Food Day, this briefing paper outlines the factors that are contributing to yet another looming food crisis, and attempts to chart a way out of the cycle.

Indians march for land rights

Indians march for land rights

Oct 08, 2012

The 'Jan Satyagraha,' the world's largest march for land justice, aims to help lift 400 million Indians out of poverty.

Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

Oct 02, 2012

A new series of gender integration workshops shed light on how women are often shortchanged in development – and take aim to close the gender gap at each level in the value chain of production.

Brazil behind the boom

Brazil behind the boom

Sep 27, 2012

Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world — and yet 16 million of its citizens live in abject poverty. Why? This podcast takes a look behind the numbers.

Women farmers take on climate change

Women farmers take on climate change

Sep 18, 2012

A new study, “Women Farmers Adopting to Climate Change,” highlights how the phenomenon affects men and women differently – and can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities.

Reflections on Rio+20

Reflections on Rio+20

Jul 18, 2012

Christian Aid's senior advisor for sustainable development reflects on ACT's policy work at Rio+20, as well its investment in the "People's Summit" side event.

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

Jul 15, 2012

Developing countries should pursue low-carbon strategies with support from the global North to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, argues a new ACT report.

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Jul 06, 2012

This film gives voice to some of the, mostly indigenous, Central American people who have suffered under the exploitative measures employed by transnational companies.

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

Jun 22, 2012

Governments have squandered a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to make significant advances towards a greener, fairer future for the planet and its people, says ACT Alliance as the Rio+20 summit concludes in Brazil.

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2012

Three young people living in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya talk about their plans and aspirations for the future.

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance is calling on heads of states and governments to show their leadership in Rio de Janeiro this week by agreeing to transform the current economic system, for the good of the planet and its people.

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Jun 12, 2012

Gaps in leadership, ambition and commitment threaten to hamper the Rio+20 talks in Brazil next week, ACT Alliance is warning, a day before the final pre-summit negotiations begins.

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

Jun 12, 2012

The 2011 annual report carries the theme ‘local roots, global reach’, chosen to demonstrate the remarkable work of ACT members globally but particularly those living and working in countries worst affected by poverty and disaster.

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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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