Blog: Aid

What needs to happen when aid ends?

21 November 2016

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.

Education commission calls for 8-Fold Increase in GPE Funding

20 September 2016

Guest blog written by Tony Baker, Education for All Manager, RESULTS Educational Fund

Today, as part of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of global leaders known as the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released its much-anticipated report on ending the finance crisis in global education...

Nutrition for Growth 2016 – the event that wasn’t

5 August 2016

​ The Summer Olympic Games kick off today in Rio de Janeiro, bringing people and nations together through sport. On 4 th August, a day before the grand opening ceremony, another important event was also held in Rio in the side-lines of the Olympics, which was to have paved the way for progress and prosperity for all individuals and nations alike. Who could better understand the importance of good nutrition to promote health, stamina, and potential, than Olympic athletes?

In 2013,...

Beyond Aid: Can economic growth and prosperity overcome poverty by 2030?

28 June 2016

At this year's National Conference "International development in a changing world", leading thinkers, campaigners and practitioners came together to debate the most current topics in international development. RESULTS campaigner Charlie Ensor has put together his reflections on what the role of the private sector, governments and institutions are in providing economic opportunities for all and overcoming poverty.

June conference call recording now available

2 June 2016

I am pleased to share that a recording of the June conference call is now available to download here .

This month’s call focused on supporting lifesaving UK Aid and the action we are asking you to take ahead of the parliamentary debate on the 13th June, writing to your MP to share why you’re #ProudOfAid. We were joined by a special guest...

Global Fund Replenishment off to a strong start with ambitious pledges

11 May 2016

This week our campaign to Take Out TB took a big step forward with some fantastic news from Canada: Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will pledge CAD785 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for its 2017-19 replenishment (a 20% increase on its last pledge three years ago) and that Canada will also host the Fund's Pledging Conference on 16 September 2016 in Montreal.

This increased contribution from a G7...

Universal Immunisation Coverage: Further, Faster, Fairer

27 April 2016

This blog is written jointly by Amy Whalley, Head of Policy Advocacy, RESULTS UK and Simon Wright, Head of Child Survival, Save the Children. It was originally posted on vaccineswork.org

18.7 million children around the world are still missing out on basic immunisation. That’s 18.7 million children put at unnecessary risk from preventable disease and infections, mostly because of where they happen to be born...

Without education, who will bring peace?

12 February 2016

‘Without education, who will bring peace?’ This pertinent question posed by Mezon al-Melihan, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, at last week’s Syria Donor Conference offers the clearest summary for the importance of education spending.

The Conference brought together world leaders to raise the money needed to help the millions of people affected by the conflict in Syria. Co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN, donors...

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...

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...

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