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Do NGOs need a Languages Policy? New Research on Languages in Development

Guest blog by Vicky Brehm, INTRAC Research Associate.Most of us who have worked in international development can easily come up with colourful anecdotes of cross-cultural misunderstandings, language b...

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    Who do you belong to? Encounters with Syrian civil society

    By Didi Alayli.What are the challenges faced by civil society activists in highly constrained and politically charged contexts? (How) can we help? These two questions could broadly summarise the recen...

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    Keywords: civil society

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      Go through the door marked 'Exit' to reach sustainable development

      We’ll never reach sustainable development until we take exit more seriously. So many NGOs pay lip-service to sustainability, but actually operate in ways that makes them indispensable to the par...

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        In Memoriam of Dr. Martha Farrell, Director, PRIA

        Dr. Martha Farrell, a Director at PRIA, became a victim of the terrorist attack on a guest house in Kabul; where she was on an official assignment providing training on gender mainstreaming ...

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          Burundi unrest - Can civil society challenge the abuse of power while remaining above the fight?

          I have recently returned from Burundi, where I saw first-hand how civil society has been finding increasingly creative ways to express discontent with a Government it believes is determined to hold on...

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          Keywords: civil society

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