The evidence for privatising aid is thin. So let’s at least have the debate before subjecting millions of people in the global south to free market experiments.
David Cameron’s proposal to allow development aid to be used to fund military spending risks breaking OECD as well as Britain’s own International Development Act.
New international development secretary Justine Greening has pledged a “line-by-line” examination of DFID spending – yet she failed to spot the WCML farce.
During the recent reshuffle the government shifted rightwards in both tone and substance . Cameron has long aimed to stop the Tory party from being known as the ‘nasty party’, but he is undoubtedly failing. This was reaffirmed today by the comments of the infamous Tory donor Lord Ashcroft on the current amount of aid [...]
The US and the UK have a responsibility to demand answers and clarify what is happening in the Congo, instead of burying their heads in the sand.
As the EU reneges on foreign aid commitments, new research examines how government and NGOs can better convince a sceptical public that aid makes a difference.
Katie Stanton reports on a Save the Children discussion on international development and overseas aid.
Multinationals are using overseas subsidiaries to avoid paying tax – George Osborne is relaxing the rules to make the shifty manouevre easier to perform.
The Global Poverty Project’s Sam Bacon takes apart today’s House of Lords report which called for the scrapping of the 0.7 per cent GNI aid target.
Richard Serunjogi of the Labour Campaign for International Development lays out the stark consequences of any failure to meet the 0.7 per cent aid target.