Tag Archives: Aid

Africa is losing six-and-a-half-times the amount it receives in aid

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Wealthy governments, including the UK, bear responsibility for much of Africa’s loss of resources.

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Opinion: British politicians’ apathy towards sweatshops

British politicians are happy to criticise domestic employment practices, but say nothing about the conditions of workers internationally.

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Bring on the oranges – what is there to play for in the second half of the UK’s G8 Presidency?

After the photo opportunities, early morning swims and talk of famous blues musicians last week in Lough Erne, the temptation is to think it’s all over for the UK’s Presidency of the G8.

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Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hangover?

Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hang-over? Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-aid but weren’t we expecting a bit better than this?

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We must resist the privatisation of aid

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.

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Cameron may be breaking OECD aid rules to placate Tory backbenchers

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.

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How did Greening’s “accountant’s eye” miss the WCML screw up while at Transport?

New international development secretary Justine Greening has pledged a “line-by-line” examination of DFID spending – yet she failed to spot the WCML farce.

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Ashcroft on Aid: ‘We can’t afford it’

TweetDuring 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 […]

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As one of Rwanda’s biggest donors, the UK cannot ignore the sanctions they’ve breached

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.

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Winning the battle on aid spending means making smarter messages

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.

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