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Yemen debate

House of Commons debates the war in Yemen

On 12 January 2017 the House of Commons debated the war in Yemen for the second time in less than a month having already had a debate on it on 19 December.  1,088 more words

Conservatives

Science: The fuel for human progress—by Bill Gates

Slide from a keynote presentation made by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute, at the Tropentag Conference, in Prague, 17 Sep 2014 (image credit: ILRI). 585 more words

Research

Measuring the Influence of Evaluations

Bantaba has submitted a proposal to DFID for proposed work to develop a framework to individually and collectively measure the influence and use of DFID’s evaluations and apply this to DFID’s evaluation portfolio in 2015. 221 more words

News

Colours

Colours colours everywhere

paint me with colours,

so that my mind

doesn’t think to dare

and glare

on the fact

that I am not expressing. 80 more words

Criticism of UK aid: it's time for aid advocates to make a choice

Recent articles in British newspapers The Times and the Mail question whether the British Government is able to spend over £12 bn per year on overseas development aid. 994 more words

International Development

Govt looking to give at LEAST half UK's £12bn aid budget to private developers

Earlier today the SKWAWKBOX addressed the issue of the government ‘dumping’ billions of pounds of international aid, that should be helping people in need in developing countries, into World Bank accounts – to sit there indefinitely, ‘gathering dust’, in order to be able to claim that it is meeting its commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP (over £12 bn) on foreign aid. 498 more words

Keeping up appearances: aid-dumping shows Tories care for PR, not people

The Times (paywall) reports (is Murdoch turning the screw to remind Theresa May not to hinder his Sky bid?) that the Tories have been ‘dumping’ billions of pounds in aid into shady World Bank funds, to sit there unused indefinitely – in order to keep up the… 442 more words