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Is this the worst example of virtue signalling from Nepal?

Nepal has one of the worst education records in the world, poor infrastructure, an outmoded curriculum, incompetent and politicised teachers, virtually no classroom resources, hopeless school management, and parent communities who see little or no benefit in sending children to school. 436 more words


2018 DAC Peer Review

    By Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper makes clear that Australia’s investment in the stability and resilience of developing countries improves our own security and prosperity. 662 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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Today is a depressing day, a very depressing day.

OXFAM, an organisation for which I have enormous respect, is headline news today because of the disgraceful behaviour of a number of OXFAM staff during the relief efforts following the earthquakes Haiti in 2010. 1,196 more words