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.
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.
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.
Today is an opportunity to help deliver (possibly the only) promise that was in all three Parties’ manifestos
Katie Stanton reports on a Save the Children discussion on international development and overseas aid.
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.
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.
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.
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
David Taylor calls on the government to save the Global Fund, which funds the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide