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Below you will find a list of documents produced by IDEA, available to download as PDFs (size indicated in brackets).
**NEW**December 2012: The Role of Development Education in Development Beyond 2015; IDEA Position Paper
by IDEA, December 2012.
October 2012 "Towards a Stronger and More Effective DE Sector" A Capacity Development Plan for the Development Education Sector, produced by IDEA after a 6 month period of consultation wth members and other stakeholders in the DE sector.
Report on Regional Capacity Building Needs - This report was produced by the IDEA Regional Working Group.
Good Practice Guidelines for DE in Schools
Final version coming soon! …. in the meantime, draft version available
Thinkpieces, Position Papers
Produced by the IDEA Task Group on Quality and Impact of Development Education. June 2011
By Matthias Fiedler (IDEA) July 2011
By IDEA members. March 2011
Making the Case for Development Education (PDF 212kb)
By Matthias Fiedler (IDEA). Nov 2009
Position paper by IDEA. Oct 2009
By Matthias Fiedler (IDEA). Sept 2009
By Matthias Fiedler (IDEA). March 2009
Produced by the Formal Education Working Group of IDEA, Nov 2011
Submission to the NCCA on the proposed new subject "Politics and Society" (PDF 141 kb)
Conference Reports and Research by IDEA
2011 Annual Conference Report: Learning for the Seventh Generation (click on the icon below to view this document online)
2010 Annual Conference Report: Radical Common Sense (click on the icon below to view this document online)
Commissioned Research July 2009
This research, was undertaken in reponse to IDEA's first strategic objective "to support and strengthen the capacity and professional development of the sector." The researcher, Karen O'Shea, documented current training and professional development needs, examined the levels of engagement among IDEA members and asked members to feedback on communications between IDEA and its members.
Opportunities and Challenges: Minority Ethnic Communities and Development Education in Ireland (PDF 585kb)
Conference Report Oct 2008
IDEA's second Annual Conference on the 25th September 2008, focused on the development education work of minority ethnic communities in Ireland. The Regional Working Group of IDEA undertook some research in the summer of 2008 to inform the work of the conference. This research, undertaken by Son Gyoh is also presented in the report.
Conference Report 2007
IDEA's first annual conference aimed to critically explore linking and immersion programmes which link Ireland to communities in the global South, to identify good practice in relation to such programmes and to showcase a range of such schemes from a variety of sectors.
IDEA Organisational Documents
IDEA's Strategic Plan (2011- 2014) (PDF 3mb)
IDEA's Strategic Plan 2008-2011 (PDF 333kb)
IDEA Annual Reports:
IDEA's Annual Report 2012 (pdf 1.7mb)
IDEA's Annual Report 2011 (PDF 847kb)
IDEA's Annual Report 2010 (click the icon to view this online)
IDEA's Annual Report 2009 (PDF 122kb)
IDEA's Annual Report 2008 (PDF1.2mb)
IDEA's Audited Accounts 2012 (pdf 314kb)
IDEA's Audited Accounts 2011 (pdf 46kb)
IDEA's Audited Accounts 2010 (pdf 33kb)
IDEA's Audited Accounts 2009 (pdf 85kb)