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What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

The future of DFID, partnerships, aid and INGOs, c/o Alex Evans… 143 more words

Response to the Select Committee Report on Enquiry into Health Systems Strengthening In Developing Countries

By Helen Carlin, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The House of Commons International Development Select Committee reported last Friday on the findings of its enquiry into the role of the UK Department for international Development ( 586 more words


Climate Information Centers Commission in Ghana

…to aid small holder farmers to adapt 

By: Francis Npong, Garu-Tempane

Two ultra-modern climate information facilities have been commissioned in two most endangered and vulnerable communities to climate change in Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. 812 more words


Always read the timetable: a cultural event

It was my fault for not looking at the timetable he pressed into my hand the night before.

“Tomorrow will be a long day”

Frank (my Vocational Training Centre manager) told me. 914 more words


Challenges Worldwide

My last post was about economic development and poverty reduction, and how the two are not always positively correlated. The relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction is largely dependent on a) who the true beneficiaries of economic growth are and b) the fairness and sustainability of this growth. 534 more words

Take action to save lives through aid

Next week the UK government will vote on a proposed piece of legislation that will affect millions of lives around the world. MP’s will be deciding whether to legislate our 0.7% of GDP commitment to international aid. 389 more words


Perverse Payment by Results: frogs in a pot and straitjackets for obstacle courses

Robert Chambers

Perverse  adj. deliberately deviating from what is regarded as normal, good, or proper (Collins English Dictionary)

The Department for International Development (DFID) claims to be a world leader in developing results-based aid, and now Payment by Results (PbR). 

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