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September 2020 RESULTS UK Grassroots Call - UK priorities for poverty reduction

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On this month's grasssroots conference call, we heard from the ONE Campaign's Nasim Salad about the need for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to prioritise development spending on programmes that focus on poverty reduction and can demonstrate their effectiveness in a...

Why are we celebrating 0.7%? Find out in our April Conference Call recording!

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Our April 2015 Conference Call was all about celebrating the passage of the 0.7% Act , which received Royal Assent on 26 March, 2015. We were joined by Baroness Alison Suttie , one of the key figures in the Bill’s journey...

Webinar recording now available

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Missed our webinar on how to make the most of a meeting with your new MP? Don’t worry! A recording of the call and slides are now available here: [audio mp3="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2015/...

Parliamentary delegation examines Zambia's progress on TB and child survival

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RESULTS UK recently led a delegation to Zambia with four parliamentarians from the UK’s three largest parties to examine how the country is addressing the global health challenges of Tuberculosis (TB) and child survival....

Who's who in DfID's new team?

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Confused about the current state of British politics? Feel like it’s changing every five minutes? You’d be forgiven for having no idea who’s coming and going in leadership contests, let alone each governmental department. Luckily, we’ve created a short...

Constituency contact is vital for influencing MPs

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It has become common for people working in the international development sector to fear the worst for campaigning and influencing parliament. Growing criticism of the role of charities in the political process, scepticism about the value of UK aid, the prospect of complex Brexit negotiations and...

How can we work with parliamentarians to tackle drug-resistant TB?

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After attending the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool last week, Baroness Suttie from the UK reflects on her work with the Global TB Caucus - and how civil society and parliamentarians can work together

Last week I travelled to the 47 th Union...

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...

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...

Campaign Champions call on Parliament to invest in global education

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Last Wednesday, 20 smart, passionate and inspiring 14 and 15 year olds from across the UK assembled in London for a day of action in Parliament. Their mission? To call on MPs and decision makers to address the global learning crisis and invest more money in global education through the Global...

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