Firetail Briefing: 22nd Jan 2015
Action/2015 is the new global movement set up to tackle the root causes of poverty, inequality and climate change. One of the largest coalitions assembled, it claims over 1,200 member organisations from 125 countries. Their focus is the New York SDG summit in September and the Paris climate summit in December. The campaign website launched this week: READ MORE.
STRATEGY: Capabilities needed to sustain innovation
Why are some organizations able to innovate again and again while others hardly innovate at all? The Harvard Business Review considers why Pixar and Thomas Edison could consistently out-innovate their peers. Three creative capabilities are important - abrasian, resolution and agility: READ MORE.
PHILANTHROPY: 6 trends for 2015
The Chronicle of Philanthropy identifies 6 trends in giving for 2015. These trends include the rise of generation X leaders, data privacy for charities, crowd-funding's new mission and reaching pre-recession giving levels: READ MORE.
AFRICA: Elections in 2015
In 2015, the citizens of at least 12 African countries will go to the polls to elect their national political leaders. The Africa Research Institute has built an interactive map and timeline giving key information about each election: READ MORE.
DEVELOPMENT: How to hit 0.7%
DFID was criticised by the UK press this week for its budget management. In answer to this criticism, this article describes how DFID hits the moving target of an annual 0.7% commitment without wasting huge amounts of money. DFID's promissory notes to the Global Fund allow it to finance pre-agreed programmes in an earlier year's budget: READ MORE.