Blog: Aid

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!...

RESULTS UK Launches New Report in Addis Ababa

10 July 2015

RESULTS UK hosts Financing for Development event in Addis Ababa Since the start of the year we’ve been talking about the significance of 2015 for international development. In September, the Sustainable Development Goals will be launched in New York and in November, global leaders in Paris must make important decisions on how they will tackle climate change. However, the stage will be set for those two events at the third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa which begins next...

July conference call recording now available!

9 July 2015

We pleased to share that a recording of our July conference call is now available to download. On this months call we joined by two very special guests to launch our powerful new campaign - Leave no-one behind- Health for All . We first heard from Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance who shared how our campaigning ahead of the Gavi replenishment in January is helping to save millions of...

“Beyond Aid” is the Refrain as Leaders Prepare for the Financing for Development Conference

6 July 2015

Steve Lewis, Head of Policy Advocacy blogs ahead of travelling to one of the most important international conferences in 2015. With just a week to go until the Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, countries are finalising their negotiating positions. The conference, which begins next Monday 13 th July, is seen as a crucial milestone to determine if the financial resources will be available for the next fifteen years of development work. This...

Six reasons why the Financing for Development Conference matters for millions

29 June 2015

Laura Kerr, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, blogs about the importance of the Financing for Development Conference next month. 2015 is a pivotal year for development. In September, global leaders will agree on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the development agenda for the next 15 years. The proposed SDGs are ambitious. The UN and member states are still working how the goals will be...

In the Fight Against the World’s Deadliest Diseases, It’s Time to Take the Next Step

29 April 2015

This blog post from Taryn Russell, Campaigns Officer - Child Health and Vaccines at RESULTS Canada , is the fourth in our World Immunisation Week series on “Closing the Gap on Immunisations”. Stay tuned for more posts from our ACTION partners around the world! For 3,000 years smallpox was one of the world’s most feared diseases. The virus...

Measles: From Washington to Lagos via Berlin - no passport required

28 April 2015

The third blog in our World Immunisation Week series comes from Vanessa Boas, European Advocacy Officer from Global Health Advocates. Measles moves fast. The highly contagious virus can strike anywhere at any time, be it in Nigerian refugee camps or California’s Disneyland. Measles does not distinguish between rich and poor; instead, it seeks out the vulnerable – like infants below the minimum vaccination age, or those who skipped routine vaccinations. The...

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