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Reporting back from the UN climate talks

21 November 2017

At the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn this month, a key question was financing– that is, who should pay for the impacts of climate change. For many countries, climate change is already very real, and economic and social losses are skyrocketing. During climate negotiations in 2009 developed countries promised to deliver £100 billion a year by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation. Funding for loss and damage (impacts that can’t be mitigated or adapted to), is needed...

Access to a quality education is the best way to disrupt the cycle of poverty. My story is proof.

20 November 2017

This guest blog post is by Rachel Azalenko-Akouete, RESULTS Real Change Fellow and Group Leader of RESULTS Madison, USA. She is a Public Health Nurse, and a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Wisconsin. This post was first published on www.results.org on 3 October 2017.

I can’t tell my story without first telling my parents story. My family is originally from Togo, a small country...

Counting the cost of TB

14 November 2017

This guest blog post is written by Matt Oliver, RESULTS UK alumni and Head of the Secretariat of the Global TB Caucus, the world’s largest independent parliamentary network.

Today, the Global TB Caucus launched a new report detailing the economic impact of TB. The report, entitled “The Price of a Pandemic 2017”, includes new estimates for the cost of TB produced by global accountancy firm, KPMG.

The headlines are...

A Balancing Act: What happens when polio funding ends?

13 November 2017

This blog is co-authored by RESULTS UK’s Laura Kerr (Child Health Policy Officer) and RESULTS Australia’s Leila Stennett (Campaigns Director).

Today, RESULTS UK and RESULTS Australia launch ‘ A Balancing Act: risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears ’. This new joint publication explores what will happen as the...

November conference call

8 November 2017

A recording of the November grassroots conference call is now available. We were joined on th e call by Tony Baker, Associate Director for Global Education at RESULTS Educational Fund. Tony talked us through the importance of the Global Partnership for Education (on whose Board he sits) in helping children around the world into school, as an essential part of achieving Global Goal 4 ('inclusive and equitable quality education for...

Milan, a moment, and an opportunity: Update from the Global Nutrition Summit

6 November 2017

The landmark 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London firmly put nutrition on the political and global agenda . Hunger and malnutrition often make the headlines, but until the 2013 summit, malnutrition remained neglected. It was through bringing together leaders, businesses, and civil society that financial commitments to scale-up nutrition efforts were made, rather than empty promises. The much-needed investment boost, US $4 billion for nutrition-specific, and $19 billion for...

The game's not over yet

1 November 2017

At a time when UK development aid is subject to so much criticism, it was wonderful to see cross-party support for a World Polio Day event in Trafalgar Square last week that pitted parliamentarians and the GB wheelchair basketball team against each other. The One Last Push campaign , of which RESULTS UK is a key partner, organised the match with the support of the British paralympian Ade Adepitan to highlight that we have made enormous progress towards...

Transition: what it is and why it matters

20 October 2017

Where should the aid budget be spent? That’s a question that can provoke a lively debate. Politicians and newspapers regularly divulge into such conversations with sound-bites so repetitive you’d be forgiven for thinking they had seriously analysed the issue. Recent events have cast fresh eyes on this debate. Following Hurricane Irma, some of the Caribbean islands found themselves too rich, in terms of per capita GNI, to receive official development assistance (ODA), which caused outrage...

#EndPoverty lobby day

20 October 2017

Last Tuesday, 65 campaigners from across the UK assembled in Parliament for a day of action to mark World Poverty Day. Their mission? To celebrate UK leadership on international development and to urge MPs to make sure UK aid is spent effectively. This guest blog post comes from Calum Kinsella from the London group, one of 11 campaigners from the RESULTS network who joined us on the day.

Several RESULTS campaigners met in Westminster on Tuesday 17th October at the #...

October conference call

12 October 2017

A recording of the October grassroots conference call is now available. We were joined on the call by Will Worley , a freelance journalist with a strong interest in writing on international development and sustainability issues. Will shared his experience of pitching to the media, with fascinating and invaluable insights into the changing UK local media landscape, and suggested tactics for getting your message across. Well worth...

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