Tag Archives: International Development

With proper funding, vaccines can ensure that no child dies from a preventable illness

vaccine

We have made substantial gains in reducing preventable child deaths, but the UK must do more to encourage other countries to invest.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting workers’ rights at the heart of international development

Jim Murphy non copyrightj

Jim Murphy is putting the issue of workers’ rights at the heart of international development.

Posted in Good Society | Also tagged , , | 2 Responses

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.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , | 6 Responses

The government must act to make hunger a thing of the past

TweetDan Jarvis MP (Labour, Barnsley Central) is the shadow culture minister There is enough food in the world to feed everyone. But not everyone has enough food. This simple truth – this injustice – was brought to our attention last week, as over 100 organisations joined together to launch the ‘Enough Food for Everyone If’ […]

Posted in Left Foot Forward, Social Justice | Also tagged , , , | 13 Responses

We must ensure the government plays its part in eradicating Polio

World Polio Day this year sees us closer than ever to eradicating Polio – we must ensure the UK government plays its part, writes Sam Bacon.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , | 2 Responses

Is DFID allergic to Decent Work?

Nearly everyone agrees a decent job is the best way for someone to escape poverty. So why is the Dept. for International Development doing so little to help?

Posted in Good Society | Also tagged , | 1 Response

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.

Posted in Clean Politics | Also tagged , , | 4 Responses

Reshuffle: DFID: Mitchell’s record, and the challenges facing Greening

As Justine Greening is announced as the new international development secretary, it’s worth pausing to reflect on the record of her predecessor Andrew Mitchell.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , | 6 Responses

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.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , , , | 12 Responses

The left must build a coalition of the willing at the G20 in order to boost global recovery

Obama, Hollande, Dilma, Gillard and Hernandez would be a formidable force for progress if they worked together to push for a global growth plan.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , | 16 Responses