New blog post: Why Ukraine needs a strong civil society
With President Viktor Yanukovych having fled the country, what will come next? None of the current leaders of various factions seems to have the answers that will lead to broad satisfaction. INTRAC executive director Michael Hammer argues that to shape and sustain the sort of future they want, Ukrainians need to nurture a strong civil society.
New blog post: Mindfulness for the development sector
What is mindfulness and what does it have to do with international development? INTRAC training manager Paula Haddock, who is pursuing a master's degree on mindfulness through the University of Bangor, answers those questions and more in the first of a series of posts on mindfulness and development.
New monitoring and evaluation paper: Making sense of progress in the defence and security sector
The latest in our Praxis Notes series, by staff at Transparency International UK's Defence and Security Programme, details the process the organisation uses to maximise learning from its programme to reduce corruption in national and private defence and security forces around the world.
Latest ONTRAC! Funding civil society in emerging economies
This issue of ONTRAC looks at funding for civil society in emerging economies. It presents perspectives on the new funding environment, and the challenges and opportunities it poses for civil society. Following an overview from Brian Pratt, our contributors offer different takes and experiences on the topic.
What do NGOs need to think about in their own practice post-2015?
At the end of October 2013 INTRAC’s new Director Michael Hammer gave a keynote speech at the annual council meeting of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) in Canberra, which has now been made available online.
New blog: The M&E of advocacy...not another list of challenges
INTRAC consultant Sarah Rose shares an example of some practical solutions to the M&E of advocacy for organisations in their local contexts.