At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a new UN-backed study. (Read more...)
Nonprofit leaders can better demonstrate their organization's social impact by evaluating data using the concepts of purpose, perspective and alignment, according to a Deloitte study, "Reimagining Measurement." "While these efforts may not be simple, they could prove to be essential for helping social sector organizations learn from their collective experiences and increase their impact," write Deloitte's Tony Siesfeld, Gabriel Kasper and Rhonda Evans. (Read more...)
Facebook has announced a number of tools and initiatives designed to help people build community and keep each other safe, including a mentorship and support initiative and a $50 million annual fund to help communities recover from disaster, and that it will be eliminating nonprofit fees on donations made through the platform. (Read more...)
From November 28 to 29, WANGO participated in a UN meeting on "The Role of African CSOs in Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa" in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting brought together policymakers and representatives of CSOs and 'frontline communities' to share best practices in preventing 'push' and 'pull' drivers of violent extremism, explore ways to deepen cooperation, and develop ideas to strengthen the role of local civil society to prevent violent extremism. (Read more...)
Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar are now in Bangladesh. Some international NGOs are honing their strategies to assist refugees when there are mass entries from the Burmese side of the river Naf. (Read more...)
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