Big NGOs have a lot of funding, but where does it come from and how's it spent? From partnerships with McDonald's and Walmart to unpaid interns and wealthy executives, Tom Jarman investigates the things NGOs don't want you to know about.
NGOs widely ignore the internet community largely responsible for shaping online trends and vitality. Rowan Emslie describes how UNICEF answered questions about its response to Typhoon Haiyan on Reddit and suggests more charities should use Reddit to get attention for their work.
In this extended and exclusive interview with WhyDev's Brendan Rigby, he and Albion discuss working for UNICEF Ghana, participation in education and the growth of the development blogosphere. In particular, Brendan reflects on his experience with UNICEF Ghana supporting a complementary basic education program targeting out of school children, explaining how it is successful and highlighting the challenges that lie...
UNICEF has dedicated the 2012 edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to the situation of children growing up in urban settings. Nikola Balvin, a Research Officer in the Division of Communication at UNICEF New York, reflects on what this topic means to her and to Australian aid and advocacy efforts.
A list of favourite links from the past few weeks to get you through the weekend.