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Background: Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) & Somaliland Special Arrangement (SSA)

Development across all sectors in Somaliland is a pressing issue, one which has not been successfully addressed in the last decade. The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is an attempt to address these failings by putting into place mechanisms that support and meet development goals across a variety of sectors. 999 more words


Weekly Round-up

This week in development…

  • With the first-of-its-kind Africa Leaders’ Summit fast approaching, CSIS released Africa in the Wider World, a collection of essays by CSIS experts on the issues and trends central to the Summit, including trade, security, and governance.
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A two-way street

You can cite the right statistics. You can read the New York Times over morning coffee. But stepping up to the operating room table while the sweat drips off your forehead? 654 more words


Knock Knock. Who’s There? WE’RE HERE

Written by: Virginia Vigliar

The recently published MSF Report “ Where is Everyone” has caused a lot of (distorted) opinion in the media and in development. 713 more words

Ethiopia commits to eliminating child marriage and FGM by 2025

The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025.

His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen announced a package of action at a global summit in London, hosted jointly by the UK government and UNICEF. 760 more words


DfID and BBC Media Action funding for North Korea

Lord Alton, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, has asked the UK Government: “how much funding has been provided to BBC Media Action by the Department for International Development; whether the criteria for funding allocation include consideration of projects in closed countries with least access to news; and how much has been allocated to projects seeking to reach the people of North Korea”. 279 more words


It takes a village, revisited

So the UK government is facing a judicial review in the High Court for providing aid to Ethiopia without regard to its human rights record. As reported by the… 771 more words