On Friday morning, MPs in the House of Commons will have the chance to debate a Bill that could ensure that the UK becomes a trailblazer for gender equality for the rest of the world.
With religious and ethnic issues building up, the need for a pressure valve has never been greater. In allowing those who wish to do so to flee the country, formerly selfish nations can play a serious positive role in the region.
Emblazoned with the words “UK aid from the British people”, two JCB diggers, two Land Rovers and a forklift truck are being
Many people may not have expected the Conservatives to include in their 2010 manifesto a pledge to spend 0.7% of national
As part of this debate, WaterAid is calling for everyone, everywhere to have access to water and sanitation by 2030. We are delighted to see that there is a growing consensus that these basic essential life saving services are crucial for lifting people out of poverty.
The ten things you need to know on Sunday 23 June 2013... 1) AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, ANTI-AUSTERITY EDITION From the Huffington
At a time when across the developed world public finances are under pressure, we must ensure our aid investments are cost-effective. Tackling child malnutrition could add $125 billion to the global economy each year by 2030. Yet only 0.37 per cent of aid globally is spent directly on tackling the problem. This is clearly a missed opportunity.
As many readers of this blog will know, the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on what comes after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 is due to report at the end of May.
David Cameron has been accused of using international development as a "cynical weapon" to win over Tory backbenchers after
The eyes of the world may now be turned elsewhere, but Haiti remains one of the most vulnerable places on earth, battered repeatedly by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, landslides, drought, and epidemics. Hurricanes routinely knock up to 15% from GDP. The total volume of humanitarian aid to Haiti since 2001 exceeds $4billion. The challenge ahead is stark.