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The Pros and Cons of Foreign Aid

The terms “humanitarian aid”, “foreign aid”, and “development aid” get thrown around a lot without any general consensus of what these terms actually mean. Therefore, it’s no surprise when a recent poll of Britons expressed the desire to… 1,002 more words


Opportunity: The Challenge Fund

The Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery along with the UK Government Department for International Development are seeking Expressions of Interest by 15th September.  The competitive Challenge Fund pilots new and innovative approaches to strengthen disaster and climate risk decision-making and overcome challenges to availability and accessibility of risk information in developing countries. 26 more words


Aid for Aid’s Sake: Why we need a Department for International Development

Since the announcement of Priti Patel as Secretary of Sate for International Development in Theresa May’s cabinet, there has been a marked increase in the level of interest in the department. 1,173 more words


BBC News report on Hamas infiltration of a charity downplays UK angle

The story of an international charity allegedly having been infiltrated by a terrorist organisation was covered by the BBC News website in a rather short-lived report which appeared on its Middle East page on August 4th and 5th under the headline “ 643 more words


Time to thrive

‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.’ 1,067 more words

Girls' Education Forum

“You have to remove the barriers – the biggest one being the belief, that I don’t deserve an education”

On Thursday 7th July, I attended the Girls’ Education Forum in London.

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Priti Patel: A Poor Match for DfID

On the face of it, Priti Patel’s appointment as Secretary for International Development is a good thing for the UK and for international development. A woman, of Indian origin makes a welcome and important break from the monopoly of white, male cabinet members that have generally held this position. 694 more words