Second part of Special Issue with findings from DIIS research project
Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Adam Moe Fejerskov & Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde
How do development organisations understand, work with and institutionalize global norms on gender equality? Over the past 4 years, a DFF-funded research project based at DIIS entitled GLONO or “Global norms and heterogeneous donor organisations” has explored this question through in-depth case studies.
Diaspora groups – migrants, refugees and their descendants – are important development actors in countries affected by protracted conflict and poverty. Their assistance ranges from remittances to disaster relief and development projects, providing a lifeline in crisis and contributing to long-term processes of change. Somali-Swedish engagement is a case in point.
Italy, Sicily, was recently centre of attention when 26 drowned Nigerian women were buried in their attempt to reach Europe. Two of the women were identified; two were pregnant.
New technologies such as blockchain (as used in e.g. Bitcoin) are here to disrupt all industries, and are now aiming at development cooperation. Before Christmas, the Danish development agency Danida even launched ‘Hack the Future of Development Aid’, a report exploring the potential of blockchain technology to disrupt foreign aid.