|7 countries||Bridging the gap between development aid at home and abroad.||
In recent years the approach of the wealthy global north aiding the poor global south is no longer effective, nor the whole answer.
|With the emigration of refugees, the introduction of domestic programmes helps tackle the often forgotten after-effects of conflict.||
Global / 2015- ongoing
Domestic Programming: R&D conducts cutting-edge programmes on development programmes in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and the US
One of the big themes that have recently dominated the development sector is the question of how accurate it is to continue speaking about development as something that states and organisations based in the Global North help countries in the Global South achieve. Historically, development has often been perceived as “the wealthy Global North helping the poor Global South”. However, in recent years, there is an increasing awareness that this approach is not a reflection of the realities we live in. Indeed, most countries worldwide contain both areas that enjoy very high levels of development and areas that are extremely poor. As a result of this, many development agents have started to introduce domestic programmes – or programmes in countries that have traditionally not been on the receiving end of development and aid funding. HAD’s Domestic Programming programmes project looked at the extent and scope of the domestic development and aid programmes of Islamic Relief Canada, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and US, and analysed challenges, possible areas for future expansion, collaboration potentials as well as future resourcing options. The report concludes with eleven recommendations, which seek to make best use of emerging external opportunities and internal resources while promoting institutional learning. The final report is publicly accessible via the HAD e-library: https://had-int.org/e-library/islamic-relief-domestic-programmes-programmes/
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The arrival of refugees in Europe from conflict regions has raised the profile of the amount of development aid budgets spent “at home” on refugee support, which accounts for much of the increase in DAC-EU aid budgets, leading to discussions about the legitimacy of spending aid budgets in this way.