September 2001

Information technology as a development tool

Volume 6 , Number 3

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September 2001

Information technology as a development tool

Volume 6 , Number 3

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DFID and NGOs – getting the relationship right

1 September 2001
Caroline Gunby

In 1997 a Labour government was elected in the UK and a new Department for International Development (DFID) established. This heralded a new era of hope for the international NGO community. Now the Labour government has just been re-elected for a further term: what changes has DFID actually made in the last four years, and how have relations between DFID and NGOs developed? One thing DFID did was create a special Civil Society Department (CSD). …


Editorial – September 2001

When I decided to do an Alliance feature on the Internet, I was clear in my mind that the focus wouldn’t be in any way ‘techie’. In the end it is much more ‘techie’ than I had planned. Why? It was talking to CAF India Director Mathew Cherian that first got me interested. I had never thought of him as any more IT-minded than I am, and I was struck by his enthusiasm. He really believes in the potential for the most isolated rural communities to be connected to the Internet, for community organizations and NGOs in developing countries to …

Editorial – Information technology as a development tool

Welcome to the first issue of Alliance to be published by Allavida. For all of us involved with Allavida these are exciting times, if a little daunting too. We have a tremendous foundation on which to build, with Alliance itself plus the grantmaking and capacity-building programmes of the former Charity Know How. However, Allavida will be much more than simply a new home for Alliance and CKH. Alliance’s primary concern is to monitor and report on civil society developments around the world. It aims to cover new resource development initiatives and thus to encourage innovation and creativity in the creation …

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