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News & Insights: 2018

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Launch of the STAR Ghana Foundation: Promoting Active Citizenship for Change


This month marks the launch of the STAR Ghana Foundation. Building on the work of the donor-funded STAR-Ghana Programme, the Foundation is a Ghanaian-owned and led national centre for active citizenship, civil society and philanthropy.

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SDDirect gathers evidence on Women Economic Empowerment through DFID’s Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) Helpdesk


SDDirect, through the delivery of the DFID’s Work and Opportunities for Women Helpdesk has launched a new quarterly evidence digest.


Six ways to incorporate inclusion into economic development and infrastructure investments


Reflections on the transport and urban ICAI review The recent Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) review of DFID’s transport and urban infrastructure investments recommended ‘a more systematic approach to enhancing impact on poverty reduction and ensuring the inclusion of women, people with disability and marginalised groups, including monitoring intended and unintended impacts on target groups’.


'It's a miracle': 'What Works' ending abuse against women in Tajikistan


The 'What Works' Tajikistan Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity) project achievements have been profiled in an article on The Guardian (19 October 2018), and in a series of powerful images showcased on The Guardian's Women's rights & gender equality page.


SDDirect's work to support safeguarding in aid programming


We are delighted to share our recent work in the research and implementation of safeguarding approaches across key development sectors around the world.


A reflection on STAR -Ghana’s journey towards an independent national Trust


Barry Smith reflects on STAR-Ghana’s trajectory towards its launch in September/October 2018 as independent national Trust.