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An Open Letter to Penny Mordaunt

To: The Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP.

Dear Ms Mordaunt,

Recuperating Taxpayers’ Funds

“Once to every woman and nation, comes the moment to decide,  702 more words


DFID Entry Talent Programme 2018

For those aspiring to a career in the development sector, we offer unique and crucial support for taking that first step. The DFID 2 year paid programme will begin in October 2018. 197 more words


What's it all about, Oxfam?

We should seize this opportunity to re-examine the future of foreign aid.

(First published on, and helpfully edited by Transformation, 20th February 2018)

The public heat generated by… 1,541 more words


We need to increase the foreign aid budget following the Oxfam Haiti scandal

Organisations whose net contributions to humanity are overwhelmingly positive can never be judged by the misdeeds of a few


Foreign Aid: Cash or Skills?

FOREIGN aid risks making Third World countries dependent on handouts by prioritising “short-term and immediate results” instead of “lasting change”, an official review warns.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact warns: “The Department for International Development’s results system is not currently oriented towards measuring or reporting on long-term transformative change – that is, the contribution of UK aid to catalysing wider development processes, such as enhancing the ability of its partner countries to finance and lead their own development.

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Oxfam are not solely to blame!

Charitable donating is an emotional activity, an act of conscience, feelings, care, hope! It is not a cognitive, rational, logical act, because logic tells us that only a minority part of our donation is used to benefit the intended recipient. 556 more words


Haiti, Oxfam and a Better Way of Doing Things

Only the flag pole is usable at Haiti’s Presidential palace 7 years after the Country’s devastating earthquake

I have listened with interest to the discussions about Oxfam and Haiti over the past few days but have noted that there is one thing missing from the discussions. 687 more words

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