Thursday October 08, 2015

Settling in: OECD indicators of immigration integration 2012 is a 2012 report by OECD.

This publication highlights how immigrants and their children are integrating the OECD societies, judging their progress against key indicators.

Many areas are considered (material living conditions, health, education, labour market, civic engagement) as integration is a multi-dimensional issue.

Measure of outcomes, as well as progress made over the past decade, are presented in comparison with outcomes of a reference group (the population born in the country of residence).

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday October 06, 2015

Financing in crisis?: making humanitarian finance fit for the future is a 2015 report, published by the OECD.

Building on the useful recommendations of the Future Humanitarian Financing initiative, this paper takes the view that ensuring enough quality money for humanitarian crises is not just about writing a bigger cheque. The money also needs to arrive in the right place, in the right way, and at the right time.

The paper focuses on the following areas, learning from good practices by DAC members and attempting to find solutions to common challenges: - Predictable funding for predicable costs. - Funding for longer-term – protracted – crises that helps boost the resilience of crisis-affected communities; going beyond immediate life-threatening needs and supporting self-reliance. - Reworking funding tools and approaches for crises in middle income countries – learning from the challenges facing the Syrian Arab Republic affected region. - Thinking differently about funding disaster response and recovery, and about funding disaster affected states and local response actors. - Making the money go further; reducing the cost, and increasing the cost-benefit, of humanitarian operations.

(Source: OECD)

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Monday October 05, 2015

Global Goals for Sustainable Development have been adopted!

World leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years:

  • End extreme poverty
  • Fight inequality and injustice
  • Fix climate change

This initiative is made possible by a mix of government and non-governmental organizations.

(Source: Global Goals)

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