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What needs to happen when aid ends?

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This week, the independent body set up to scrutinize DFID’s aid spending (the Independent Commission on Aid Impact –ICAI) released their review and findings on ‘ When aid relationships change: DFID approach to exit and transition in its development partnerships ’. We believe that no matter where people live, they should have access to health services, education, and economic opportunities which allow them to lift themselves from extreme poverty. Equity is a core principle of what we believe in and fight for every day, through our grassroots, parliamentary, and policy advocacy.

World AIDS Day: global challenges require global leadership

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Across the pond, pundits are beginning to speculate what the President-Elect’s cabinet picks will mean for US support for international development, with some pessimistically suggesting that America First may literally translate as America Not Overseas.

In particular, concerns have been...

A step forward for disability and development

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“I am determined to establish DFID as the global leader in this neglected and under prioritised area – people with disabilities must be at the heart of our work to build a more prosperous and secure future, which is in all of our interests. I will be working with governments, NGOs,...

Evidence and Empathy

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I arrived into my office on the first working day of the new year to a depressingly familiar refrain: “Did you see what was on the front page of the Daily Mail today?!” It came as no surprise when the details of the...

The International Development Committee and why it matters

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Parliament is often thought of as an antiquated institution, but one of its bodies we engage with most often is even younger than most of our staff and campaigners: 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the...

March conference call recording now available

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A recording of the March grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

In recent years, the UK government has played an important role in raising the global focus of malnutrition.

Yet around 3 million...

ICAI: The UK Aid Spending Watchdog

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If you’ve been following news on international development lately, you’ll be aware that aid spending outside of DFID is set to rise. By 2020, it is expected that around 30% of the UK’s aid budget will be spent by other government departments.

With this in mind, it is increasingly...

A sustainable end to the HIV epidemic requires resolve not retreat

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Last week a study published in The Lancet highlighted the astonishing progress that has been made through the use antiretroviral therapy (ART) to address HIV: young people on the...

“Out of school and out of hope”: Julia Gillard on the global learning crisis

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“We can continue business as usual...or we can step up now and make the investment in education that will pay dividends of prosperity and peace for the entire world. The morally right choice and the smart choice are one and the same. We need to deliver change and create education for all.”...

What the reshuffle means for international development

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When I wrote a blog post listing the new ministers appointed at the Department for International Development after the referendum result last June, I can honestly say I did not expect to be writing another blog so similar and so soon. But such is the nature of politics.

I’m sure that we...

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