Tag Archives: international aid

UK aid to South Africa: cock-up, rather than conspiracy?

The case for progressive internationalism is as strong as ever, but for us to have purchase on the issue of global poverty, Britain needs a presence in these countries beyond our Embassies or High Commissions.

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Budget 2013: Watch out for budgetary backtracking on aid

Supporters of international development should watch this week’s budget announcement very carefully. As is so often the case, what is missing from the chancellor’s announcement could tell us as much as what is included about where the Coalition’s priorities lie.

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Cameron can’t ‘give the aid budget to MoD’ because he can’t change the law

David Cameron told reporters this week that he would be open to the idea of aid money being spent on military peacekeeping operations. The prime minister won’t be able to fill gaps in the defence budget with aid money, however, because the law won’t allow it.

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There must be cross-party commitment to passing the 0.7% international aid bill

Today is an opportunity to help deliver (possibly the only) promise that was in all three Parties’ manifestos

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Tory proclaims ‘international aid changes nothing’ despite evidence in front of nose

Katie Stanton reports on a Save the Children discussion on international development and overseas aid.

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Cameron reneges on his “promise to the world’s poorest people”. Again

The government once again failed to introduce legislation committing the UK to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on international development in the Queen’s Speech today.

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World must act now to prevent Sahel famine killing millions

If we are to prevent the entirely avoidable Sahel famine crisis from killing thousands of people and once again staining our planet we must act. Now.

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Framing the argument is key to maintaining support for foreign aid

Reversing the slide in support for international aid is critical to commitments being met; everyone engaged in the sector can play a part in making that happen.

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Just as we dismantle our NHS, India is trying to build theirs

David Taylor argues that the lack of help for India’s growing health service is a shame, but sadly typical of the conservative attitude to aid

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On its tenth anniversary, the Global Fund is in crisis

David Taylor calls on the government to save the Global Fund, which funds the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide

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