Author Archives: Fran Equiza

Eight data, one figure and a fact about South Sudan

As of 1 August 2014 1,5 Million children, women and men have been displaced. Out of these, 1,136 Million children, women and men are internally displaced and 435.710 have fled to the neighboring countries. South Sudan also hosts 242.239 refugees … Continue reading

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Ten data, one figure and a fact about Eastern Africa

As of 05 August 2014 In Eastern Africa there are 14,4 Million children, women and men are food insecure. In Eastern Africa there are 6,8 Million children, women and men displaced from their homes. In Somalia there are 1.1 Million … Continue reading

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For how long would the world mark “World Refugee day”?

This year like every other year, the world marks yet another World Refugee day and yet again we will have an increase in statistics on the number of people who would have fled their home countries all around the world … Continue reading

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Inequality is not only about money

Inequality is growing in the agenda, what doubtless is a great thing. More of the analysis focus on income or assets and are related to the capacity of the people to access goods and services. Michael Sandel, a Harvard professor, … Continue reading

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Reducing poverty through improving houses

How to reduce poverty? Fix homes Another to way to reduce poverty through exposing children and adults to less diseases. Video Paul Pholeros Fran Equiza

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Does aid cause economic growth?

This is a very controversial question. Some people consider it the final proof that shows Aid works, or doesn’t!. Aid is far more complex that just a contribution to economic growth, at least in a direct relationship. While not diminishing … Continue reading

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The Global burden of armed violence

Via AOAV Fran Equiza

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Hey NGO, forget what you are, it’s useless for your future!

(Versión en español) It is so common to think the context evolves very quickly that too frequently we forget that such evolution has deep implications in our work. Let me tell you a little story about how we were and … Continue reading

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African Union at 50

(Versión en español) The recent jubilee celebrations marking 50 years of African unity set the stage for us to reflect on the successes and challenges the continent has faced, and present Africa with an opportunity to formulate a workable plan … Continue reading

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Cash not food – Giving choices to the Poor People

(Versión en español) Recently I was invited to a Ted X Barcelona Change Talk, where I proposed a major disruption in the way aid is managed.  In brief I proposed that we move away from food aid and substitute food with … Continue reading

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