Publications

  1. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26th December 2004 was a disaster of unprecedented magnitude.  Across the 12 affected countries in Asia and Africa, more than 230,000 people were reported dead...
  2. In the world’s poorest countries many children have gone without quality education for far too long, and as a result, the human capital that these countries need to grow and develop sustainably is...
  3. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26th December 2004 was a disaster of unprecedented magnitude.  Across the 12 affected countries in Asia and Africa, more than 230,000 people were reported dead...
  4. This report uses participatory techniques to investigate the impacts of climate change and urban flooding on populations in six major cities across Africa – Nairobi (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda), Lagos (...
  5. Development agencies tend to focus on the aspects of social change that affect people in the South. However, much of ActionAid’s work on creating a space and voice for the poor takes place in the...
  6. This edition of Education Action addresses some of the key challenges confronted by the international education sector in the run-up to the publication of the mid-term review of the Education For All...
  7. This report examines the impact of climate change on urban communities in six African cities, and looks at how people are coping with and adapting to increasingly frequent and severe episodes of...
  8. Southern Africa is one of the regions estimated to be most at risk from climate change. While policy responses to global warming have been mainly driven by debates among scientists, the insights of...
  9. This report argues that extensive reform of technical assistance is urgently needed to ensure that the aid increases pledged in 2005 result in genuine benefits for people...
  10. outline of the relationship between teachers' unions and civil society.
  11. This edition captures stories of innovative campaigning work from India to The Gambia, from Ghana to the USA, as well as creative approaches to accountability, mobilisation and transformation in...
  12. The sugar industry is crucial to the regional economy of Western Kenya. The livelihoods of many poor out-growers depend upon it. This is the story of how SUCAM, a ‘campaign of ideas’ became a hugely...
  13. This is the story of people surviving almost unendurable lives as they work as migrants in India’s brick kilns. It is about those who strive to help them, and those who do harm. It is about how...
  14. For an international NGO to set about trying to satisfy the needs of Brazil’s 20 million people living in poverty would barely touch the tip of the iceberg of deprivation and social exclusion....
  15. The sugar industry is crucial to the regional economy of Western Kenya. The livelihoods of many poor out-growers depend upon it. This is the story of how SUCAM, a ‘campaign of ideas’ became a hugely...
  16. In order to make the case for renewed commitment and investment there is an urgent need for governments to take new action on adult literacy. This document calls for action to “write the wrongs” in...