4 October 2010
Dealing With Disaster
How microinsurance can help protect poor farmers against the effects of climate change
Of the nearly 1 billion people who are chronically hungry, 60 percent are smallholder farmers – farmers who work small plots of land, often providing the only food and income their family has access t...
7 September 2010
Rescuing the MDGs
UK leadership in a tough political climate
Ten years ago eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by UN member nations and agreed to be met by 2015. Since then, we have seen noticeable reductions in poverty and increases in acces...
2 August 2010
Microfinance in Africa
How can we ensure the continent's poorest can share in economic opportunities?
Microfinance, the provision of small-scale financial services for the poor, has been an effective tool in the fight against global poverty. Studies have shown that microfinance has helped improve qual...
5 July 2010
UK Aid and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
As one of the most effective bodies funding health in the developing world, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is facing a funding crisis. These three diseases kill more than 5 mi...
1 June 2010
Don't Drop the Ball...
...on Education For All!
The 2010 FIFA World Cup, which starts in mid-June, is the world’s single biggest sporting event, attracting hundreds of millions of viewers from around the world. This event will draw leaders from aro...