Valuing Volunteering: How much do we understand about the complex impacts of volunteering to alleviate poverty?
The researchers from our Valuing Volunteers research project have been in-country for six months. The project, jointly run with Institute of Development Studies (IDS), critically looks at how volunteering impacts poverty. Research is taking place in The Philippines, China, Nepal, Kenya, Mozambique and Ghana. Simon Lewis, our researcher based in Kenya, blogs about the latest… Read more »
Our Valuing Volunteering research is well under way. Its purpose is to take a critical look at how volunteering impacts poverty. Our six researchers have been in the field (Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, and China) since May this year. This week’s blog is an excerpt from an update from our researcher Jody Aked, who… Read more »
I felt fortunate at the end of last month to join a group of VSO volunteers who were at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to learn about systemic action research, and how they will be able to apply this methodology to VSO’s Valuing Volunteering project.
You may remember Violeta Vajda… Read more »
In my last blog on the 56th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW), I wrote about how rural women are often marginalised from decision making and are consequently the silent voices of rural development.
If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). After an intense week of training spent in mid-January, I left more than inspired about the value of volunteering. I was joined by a few more VSO staff members and two outgoing VSO volunteers, all of… Read more »
VSO Bahaginan works in the Philippines, where one of the most difficult issues is the intractable peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) . Bahaginan recently arranged a visit from Irish Member of Parliament Dominic Hannigan who serves as Chair of the Implementation of the… Read more »