Blog: Aid

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...

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 those in...

Multiple Shifts in Financing for Development: Outcomes from Addis Ababa

27 July 2015

Following the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, two blogs written by RESULTS UK child health team, Jim Calverley and Megan Wilson-Jones, were posted on the Global Health Council's blog. Below is a summary and link to each of the blogs: 1. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Women Every Child: A paradigm shift in development financing [caption id="attachment_15912" align="alignright" width="300"]...

Taxing matters in Addis Ababa

16 July 2015

This week around 5000 ministers, officials, financiers and advocates are in Addis Ababa at the Financing for Development conference. The event will set the stage for the next fifteen years of development efforts. If the right mix of financing streams can be identified then the world can feel confident about the ambition to eliminate the worst forms of poverty across the globe by 2030. Yesterday 20 nations came together to launch the ‘Addis Ababa Tax Compact’. This is an initiative to...

Financing for Development - Who Pays for Progress? New RESULTS UK Report

13 July 2015

Today, one of the most important international conferences of 2015 begins. Decision makers from around the world are meeting in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) to decide how we will finance development for the next 15 years. It’s a watershed moment for financing all areas of development and we’re going to be right in the middle of it ensuring that finance for health is top of the agenda!...

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