Search Results for "donors" : 38

by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:26 am / in Europe, Issue, World

Dude, Where’s my capital?

…ses for governments around the world. Why has this not happened yet? One possible answer may lie in TI’s list of donors. non-governmental organizations are inherently reliant on private donors for funding, which that contributors can often have at least indirect influence over the issues that make it onto their recipient organizations’ agenda. The concern is that organizations can be compelled, benignly or otherwise, to follow the priorities and…

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm / in Most Recent Column

Finding Fungibility: Loans, Grants, and the Fiscal Response to Aid

…present – if they stop collecting money this year, they’ll have to collect more money in the future. That makes donors less likely to use loans as a substitute for tax revenues. Second, there are usually more conditions attached to loans. Aid often comes along with conditions that give donors influence over the recipient’s governmental budget, and these conditions can make it very hard for aid recipients spend money in ways that the donor does n…

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Citizens Standing United

…isers like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS to leave the sources of funds undisclosed, so long as donors do not specifically give money for a particular ad. Donors are rarely so specific, leaving many of their names unknown to the public they are influencing. $172 million has come from groups that do not disclose their donors. Fewer than two hundred individuals (0.000063 percent of the population) are responsible for 80 percent of…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:37 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, New York

Invisible Notecards

…t is only a mirage of strength. The situation non-profits currently face is bleak. In times of economic turmoil, donors are skeptical and the government is overwhelmed. As men, women and children in the city carry their invisible note cards, organizations can no longer respond with aid to their requests. The number of note-cards keeps growing, and people who may have once been donors are now the receivers. Eventually, however, there will be nothi…

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists, World

An Interview with Joyce Banda

…arge aid recipient, with up to 40 percent of the government’s budget, at times, being contributed by foreign aid donors. So how do you feel about the relationship between aid donors and the Malawian government, how would you characterise that relationship? JB: I think it is tragic that we have been dependent on aid for so long. Sometimes I get a feeling that even the aid-givers, they like it when we get aid, because we are dependent. So we never…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, First Person, Issue

Letter to a Young Candidate

by Dear young candidate, A few years back I, too, was a hardworking, idealistic college student who, like many politically active students, thought I might run for office one day. Friends of mine would join me to discuss politics as I tended bar after class at the West End (now Havana Central). We talked about political races the way most people discussed football stats. To us, watching Meet the Press on Sunday mornings was as exciting…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

by In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for the way campaigns and policymaking are influenced in t…

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Highway 270: Missouri

…efforts) because they do not donate meaningful amounts of money. That strategists put most emphasis on potential donors is understandable, but college students—whose political allegiances are largely undetermined—represent thousands of potential votes as well as potential future donors. Then-DNC-chairman Howard Dean helped lead his party to presidential victory in 2008 with the now-famous fifty-state strategy, which refused to concede a single st…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

…corruption in the system. Even though the decision doesn’t fix the system, it does force PACs to disclose their donors, but unfortunately, non-profit organizations registered with the IRS as 501c(4)s are allowed to donate to PACs without disclosure of their 501c(4) donors. This anonymity prevents the public from learning who sponsored the advertisements they see, keeping people from making informed decisions, while simultaneously insulating spon…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, Issue, World

UNderserved Refugees: Systemic Failures of the UNHCR in Kenya

by In some respects, the current Somali refugee crisis began when the sitting president and despot, Siad Barre, was toppled from power by a combined force of opposition rebel groups in 1991. Different factions of al-Shabaab militant groups started fighting each other for power, and the antagonism between Islamists of al-Shabaab and Somalia’s transitional government, backed by African Union peacekeepers, exacerbated the conflict. The fi…

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