Blog: 2015

It’s all about the targets!

21 December 2015

Back in August, RESULTS supporters were asked to contact local schools, asking them to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson to promote the new Global Goals . But as RESULTS staff members, have we ourselves got anything to learn about the global goals? Just because you work in an international development organisation that has been promoting the Goals all year, doesn’t mean you have nothing to...

New DFID Strategy Launched, 'UK aid: tackling global challenges in the national interest'

14 December 2015

‘UK aid: tackling global challenges in the national interest’ reaffirms the commitment of the UK to spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income (GNI) on international development. RESULTS UK was at the forefront of the campaign to enshrine this in law and RESULTS grassroots campaigners across the country should be proud of the efforts they have played in making this a reality and an ongoing priority for the UK Government. The new strategy outlines why the government believes in...

How climate risk insurance can help protect the poor, #COP21 part 2

4 December 2015

After a reported record-breaking 785,000 people across 175 countries took part in the Global Climate March (see some amazing pictures here ), 150 world leaders opened the Paris climate summit on Monday with 150 well-intentioned...

The DFID Disability Framework - One Year On

3 December 2015

Today is 3 rd December, the International Day of People with Disabilities, and RESULTS UK is heading to Westminster to celebrate with DFID, donors, the private sector and others. A year ago, DFID launched its first disability framework: a huge win for the many that have been fighting for so long to put disability on the development agenda. Today, DFID is launching its updated disability framework. This time round, the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has...

Learning Lessons from Zambia on World AIDS Day

1 December 2015

RESULTS UK was delighted to be joined by Kate Osamor MP on our delegation to Zambia this summer. Here, Kate reflects on why we should be incredibly proud of the impact of UK aid this World AIDS Day, and why it’s so important to keep pushing for solutions to a challenge that is still holding back so many countries around the world today.

Kate Osamor, Labour & Co-operative MP for Edmonton and PPS to Jeremy...

“Just one natural disaster away from losing everything”: how climate risk insurance can help protect the poor, #COP21 part 1

27 November 2015

By Catherine Blampied. This is part 1 of a three-part blog series that we’ll publish before, during and after the Paris climate conference COP21: look out for parts 2 and 3 coming soon. RESULTS campaigners do what they do because they share a fundamental belief: people in the developing world are enabled to lift themselves out of poverty if they can access good healthcare, good education, and good economic opportunities. We see these as the three basic building blocks that empower...

The Ross Fund: what is it and why is it important?

26 November 2015

In a week of major change and upheaval in the UK’s approach to international development – the majority of which will be covered in a different blog – one particular announcement has great significance for RESULTS UK’s TB work.

Last weekend the Government announced the creation of The Ross Fund; the latest in a line of Fund’s named after the UK’s scientific greats. Over 100 years ago Sir Ronald Ross discovered that malaria was...

UK takes commendable strides in global health

25 November 2015

Global health is a keystone in the fight to end extreme poverty. Simply put, better health leads to better economies. The UK government has done a commendable job allocating its resources towards global health and plays a lead role in the global efforts. The UK now has an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership by encouraging other countries to follow in its global health spending.

Action for Global Health (AFGH) released a...

Pneumonia: A Preventable Killer

12 November 2015

As you read this, look at the time. What were you doing an hour ago? In that time, the world has lost 108 children to pneumonia. 16% of under-five global deaths are caused by pneumonia . In the post-neonatal period, the period from one month to fifty-nine months, it is the single biggest killer . However, the statistics can seem impersonal so let’s explore this further. There are 5.9 million children who will die under the age of five this year. 944,000 of them will die from pneumonia. Or,...

The Narrative Project webinar recording now available

11 November 2015

We are all familiar with the negative stereotypes around overseas aid: that charity should begin at home; that money is wasted or lost through corruption; and that nothing ever appears to get better. And we know that challenging these ideas with facts doesn’t always help, people often select the facts they rely on based on their own beliefs.

Strong public support for international development creates an environment in which organisations like RESULTS can more effectively influence...

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