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UK aid - why do we do it?

The UK government’s Department for International Development are tasked with coordinating and enacting the UK’s use of development assistance overseas. Their efforts seek to combat global poverty and ultimately instil a self-sufficiency that negates a continued need for assistance. 620 more words


Information Sharing Event

On Tuesday 26th April, we held our information sharing event at the Commune Council, attended by local stakeholders and community members.

The afternoon started with an introductory presentation from our Project Manager, Soriya, explaining our aims and our ICS project. 172 more words


Funding Opportunity: ESPA 2016

Research synthesis projects designed to significantly advance global understanding of the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation. The ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) Programme is a partnership between the ESRC, NERC and DFiD.  Find out more



The presidency Wednesday night lambasted a staff writer of The Telegraph, United Kingdom, Mr. Con Coughlin over reports he authored that president Mohammadu Buhari was fighting his political opponents with foreign financial aids meant to fight insurgency in Nigeria. 777 more words


David Miliband makes the case for Britain in Europe

Today in London David Miliband, the former Foreign Secretary and current CEO of International Rescue Committee, delivered a speech making the case for the UK to remain in Europe, including why the EU matters for international development. 572 more words


Guest Post: The British Academy/DFID Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme

Paul M. Heywood, the Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingman, contributes the following guest post:

In a recent… 883 more words

Guest Commentary

Five reasons you need to fight for the UK’s contribution to the world

Bobby Dean is the Senior Public Relations Coordinator for Restless Development. Following the recent media reports criticising the UK’s spending on foreign aid, he outlines below why we should fight for its continued existence. 842 more words