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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

Europe

Bill & Melinda Gates: Why we give our money away

CNN)“Is it fair that you have so much influence?”

We’ve been asked that question more than a few times in the 18 years since we started our foundation. 147 more words

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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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. 7 more words

Foreign Aid

10 Reasons We Should Leave The UN

The U.N. is like the Avengers, if by the Avengers you meant they don’t go out and fight evil, and the leader happens to be Doctor Doom or Loki from time to time. 1,024 more words

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Oxfam, foreign aid and charitable giving

Thanks to my handful (a small hand) of readers who show an interest in what I write. You may be interested in a piece I have written for Blasting News about the Oxfam scandal and some thoughts on better ways to spend foreign aid money. 15 more words

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

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