Friday, May 25, 2018

Opinion / DT 15-16 / 2016

Donor support for affirmative action could boost SDGs

Affirmative action programmes in areas like education and political representation could strengthen marginalised groups and be a way of meeting the SDGs on reducing inequality. A new study by Rachel Marcus of Overseas Development Institute says donors should consider supporting quota schemes.

Honesty and nuance in the debate on local humanitarian actors

Ed Schenkenberg takes a closer look at the “localisation” agenda, one of the focuses of the World Humanitarian Summit. He argues that local and national organsations are not always best placed to respond to large-scale emergencies.