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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...

Do we have a lack of political will to end TB?

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Today is World TB Day 2017. In the past decade, every World TB Day press release or statement could have been exactly the same, only changing one number – the number of deaths – and it’s going in the wrong direction.

Figures from a recent report highlight the staggering future human and...

DFID and Disability

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Disabled people are routinely left behind as countries develop. In order for DFID to address this in its work, disability needs to be embedded across the work of DFID, in the same way that gender is, in order to really ensure that disabled people are included in all the work it does as a...

Citizen activism really IS more important than ever!

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This month, the RESULTS National Conference discussed the theme of why citizens campaigning on international development issues matters more today than ever before. Keynote speaker Professor David Hudson of Birmingham University opened the conference and stressed that...

Is caring in crisis? No, but NGOs aren’t helping.

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Last week I attended a book launch – not something I’ve ever done before, but this one seemed worth going to. “ Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs ”, a new book by Irene Bruna Seu , Reader in...

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