Simon Moss

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The Queen's Speech Shows the Time is Now for the Government to Honour Its Promises on Aid

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2012 | (17:05)

In the days of pre-announcements, leaks, 24 hour news speculation and focus grouped policy proposals, it's rare to get anything close to a surprise in the big set piece Westminster events such as the state opening of parliament. However, for international development campaigners, many of us got a genuine surprise...

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Aid Doesn't Work: Breaking the Cycle

(4) Comments | Posted 6 February 2012 | (23:00)

We've all heard the adage that if you say something often enough, it becomes true.

Well, recently some parts of the media seem to have adopted this approach to trashing foreign aid, saying aid doesn't work, and the public don't want it.

This is dangerous. It's dangerous because it's wrong,...

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Bill Gates' 2012 Annual Letter

(1) Comments | Posted 25 January 2012 | (15:12)

I'm sitting in a lecture theatre at the London School of Economics, having just watched presentations from Bill Gates and Hans Rosling as part of the launch of the Global Poverty Ambassador initiative. You can view a video of the event here.

They've just led...

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