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By Remko Berkhout

In their article ‘Using Design Thinking to Eradicate Poverty Creation’, Joe Brewer and his co-authors deliver a...

According to the largest evaluation of Dutch development projects ever conducted, development organisations are effective, efficient and deliver excellent work. The tax money they received to achieve their goals, 1.9 billion euros in the last five years, has been well spent.

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This article by Josine Stremmelaar and Remko Berkhout of Hivos is part of the SIX Global Council series on Ideas for the Future.

The obsession with ‘superheroes of social innovation’ undermines the social fabric...

If there’s one thing Syrian Nawal al-Yazeji dislikes it’s having others dictate the law to her. As the eldest in a family of eight, she has felt this way ever since she was little – the numerous obligations, always having to help with the household chores. To her, this pressure felt like a...

Hivos aims for the highest possible integrity in its contact with partners, suppliers, clients, among Hivos staff and in relation to business property.  The focal points of staff policy, i.e. justice, legal security, openness and clarity, individual responsibility and room for initiative,...

 

Our planet has the potential to provide the growing world population with enough nutritious food for many years to come. It is clear that this is not happening, as one billion people are undernourished and two billion are struggling with obesity. Economies of scale, monoculture and...

 

Energy is a vital driving force for development. Access to energy can alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development. However, taking the fossil fuel route straight towards climate change will have disastrous effects, especially for developing countries. Hivos...

 

Transparency, citizen engagement and accountability are essential for an open society, where democratic institutions support and empower citizens to shape society and take control over their lives. When governments are transparent, civil society can help ensure leaders are serving their people...

 

Freedom of speech is the main measure of openness in a society, but for the last ten years, the space for free expression has declined globally. Laws are in place or in the making which curtail freedom of expression – in the name of national security or to prevent public disorder and combat...

 

Hivos believes that all people should be able to have control over their own bodies and sexuality; that people should be able to express their sexual orientation and gender identity freely, without having to suffer threats, violence or exclusion. We have a long track record of supporting both...

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