The crucial role of local actors in shaping Syria’s future
Guest blog by Abdulhamid Qabbani. Read, comment, share!
‘In Search of Common Ground’ in Cameroon: Rigorous evaluation on a tight budget
New guest blog by David Drew from Village Aid. Read, comment and share!
Aid under fire – supporting people in conflict and protecting those who do
By Michael Hammer. This week a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by the international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières […]
Research in Action: Civil society working for conflict prevention in the Fergana Valley
By Arantxa Mandiola Lopez and Michael Hammer. While closely connected to the wider political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan in 2010, the […]
The Arab Spring, Ukraine crisis and prospects for civil society in Eastern Europe
By Charles Buxton. When the dramatic events in Egypt began in 2011, many of us in the Commonwealth of Independent […]
ONTRAC 48. Conflict and post-conflict – what role for civil society?
Against the backdrop of popular protests across the Middle East and North Africa region during the Spring of 2011, this […]
Analytical Skills Training Programme in Central Asia
INTRAC’s initial Analytical Skills Training Programme (ASTP) in Central Asia supported local civil society organisations to carry out Action Research. […]
ONTRAC 39. Control and effectiveness in aid partnerships
In this issue of Ontrac we approach the problem of the ‘bureaucratic beast’ in relationships between development partners from different […]
ONTRAC 35. The ‘War on Terror’ and the Appropriation of Development
War is good for business, not least the ‘War on Terror’, unleashed on the world in the aftermath of the […]
Praxis Paper 9. Civil Society Capacity Building in Post-Conflict Societies: The Experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo
This paper investigates the approaches and methods applied to NGO capacity building in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo during parallel and ongoing experiences of internationally determined post-conflict social, political and economic rehabilitation and transition.
ONTRAC 11. NGOs and the Private Sector: perceptions, pitfalls and partnerships
NGOs and the Private Sector (PS) are often perceived as being at opposite ends of the continuum of concern on […]