It is a commonly shared opinion that development sector has vast areas of improvement. You can tackle these issues from a multitude of angles: more transparency, more accountability, incentives to new forms of funding tied to results and also through a strong organizational development approach that help strengthen the organizations. After all, there are many ways to make aid more effective and transparent. This section wants to discuss ways to improve how aid works from different perspective: from grassroots to policy level. Practical suggestions, experiences coming from every day work can be extremely useful in starting up a new discussions on how aid can perform and deliver better.

Changing Perspectives of Orphanage Volunteering in Nepal

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Martin Punaks, the Country Director of Next Generation Nepal, assesses social activists' efforts in Nepal to end child trafficking to orphanages by campaigning to stop orphanage voluntourism. He goes on to suggest a way forward to finally end orphanage trafficking in Nepal.

UNCTAD ANNUAL REPORT 2015: FOREWORD, Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

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The Key priorities to improve living conditions in developing world are : 1) Transforming Economies, 2) Tackling Vulnerabilities, 3) Improving Competitiveness, 4) Enriching Multilateralism


NGN's Widsom Wednesdays: A Series of Talks on Child Rights and Ethical Volunteering

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Next Generation Nepal is running a series of talks and discussions, by child rights activists and ethical tourism experts, on ethical tourism and volunteering in Nepal. They are being held most Wednesdays at 5pm in Paddy Foley's Irish Pub and Restaurant, opposite Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel. Starting at 5:00pm and running until 6:30pm. They are FREE!!! Please join us!!!

[New Book Alert] Digital Humanitarians: How Emerging Technologies are Reshaping Humanitarian Aid By Patrick Meier

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Digital Humanitarians: How Emerging Technologies are Reshaping Humanitarian Aid By Patrick Meier


"The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information is often referred to as Big Data, or Big Crisis Data. Making sense of Big Crisis Data is proving to be an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which is precisely why they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians."


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A Medieval-Modern Awareness Informs An Essential Social Practice: Interview with Manoj Giri (Chairman, Alternative Volunteer)

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Sharing4good Interview Series 2015 | Alternative Volunteer -


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This 5 part series on "Challenges of Disabled Accessible Tourism in Nepal" is based on a talk program given to some hoteliers at Radisson Hotel.  It was arranged by Four Season Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd.  The objective was to discuss the possibilities and advantages of disabled accessible tourism in Nepal by highlighting  the issues related to whole concept of disabled accessibility and need for the development disability access in Nepal so it will benefit all. 

Rising Voices: An outreach initiative of Global Voices [Crowd-based Activism + Advocacy]

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'Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities.Founded in 2004 by a group of pioneering international bloggers, Global Voices aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore.

The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World by Kishore Mahbubani [Book Recommendation]

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"The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. We are creating a new global civilization. Eighty-eight percent of the world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western aspirations. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes.

Knowledge, Power and Inequality: Why I Wrote The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering

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Martin Punaks - the Country Director for Next Generation Nepal - explains why he decided to document the links between orphanage voluntourism and child trafficking. He reflects on his own experiences of voluntourism and how this influenced his motives for writing his report, The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering.