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Kathmandu: New school marks the end of a UK charity.

There is nothing quite like the sound of primary school children playing outside at break time, or fully participating in a classroom lesson. In our 10 years of working to develop the education system in Nepal these are sounds that were rarely heard by us in any government school in Kathmandu, the capital city. 895 more words


The Chars, Bandgladesh

Bangladesh is known as one of the poorest and most disaster-prone countries in the world. Around 50% of the population of 26 million people are poor, and of these 23% are deemed ‘extreme poor’ and 20 % labeled as the poor of tomorrow, where if current trends continue they will also fall into poverty(Rahman 1998). 1,113 more words

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

It is easy enough to understand why an ambitious politician like Priti Patel would have wanted to court Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), described this week by  1,563 more words


3 opportunities for the new Secretary of State

The appointment of a new Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt MP to lead DFID presents an opportunity to step up the fight against poverty. Here are three things we would love to see Penny Mordaunt do during her time at DFID:   238 more words

Environment & Disasters

The Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications to provide evidence to strengthen health systems in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. 952 more words


Bye Priti, welcome Penny

Now, don’t gloat about your short time as aid worker, Penny Mordaunt, that is no CV for you as Secretary of State for International Development. 23 more words

International Development

Working with our African Brothers and Sisters

Councilors, Mayors, Officials and Partners working together in Morocco to improve the quality of local government throughout Africa

On Wednesday when I opened the two-day training programme for Mayors, Councillors and LGA reps in Morocco I said, “It’s a great privilege to be here again to work with my African brothers and sisters”. 910 more words