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How to measure peace? For what? For whom?

13 December 2017
Hur Hassnain

Measuring peace is inherently political. There are multiple definitions of and perspectives on what peace is; it is perceived differently within and across countries and regions; different actors have different interests and would choose different things to monitor and measure. Above all data is not neutral in these environments. If we are to measure peace, justice and strong institutions in conflict and fragility we will have to work together and build bridges between official government …


Alliance increases online offering with digital resources

12 December 2017
Kathryn Murrell

Alliance magazine is delighted to launch a new digital resource section with information and contacts for readers looking to increase their philanthropic knowledge. The new resource section is comprised of an in-depth glossary of key philanthropy terms, a comprehensive list of links to external philanthropy organizations, and an interactive map of academic of philanthropy centres and chairs. Designed to help support and inform those new into the sector, the glossary has been created to assist …


How can funders use theory of change to promote systems change and tackle systemic problems?

11 December 2017
Rosanna Thomasoo

Systems change remains a hot topic in the social sector. For good reason. The complexity of the challenges we face …


When it comes to refugees, German foundations can do more and better

8 December 2017
Susan Hennessy

Living in Uganda between 2013 and 2105 and now in Berlin has given me a unique insight into attitudes of …


Our voices are strong: why self-led activism works

7 December 2017
Susan Jessop and Kellea Miller

Every voice matters. But impoverishment, injustice and violence in communities around the world routinely serve to silence women, girls and …