Was World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello right to say that Australia’s foreign aid spending was at its highest under Menzies, at 0.5% of gross national income?
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We check the facts on how Australia's foreign aid spend has changed over time.
Jeffrey Sachs: ‘we need to press governments to follow through on what they’ve promised’.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Uncertainty over aid and trade will accompany new power struggles between Britain and the Commonwealth.
Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp: home to nearly 80,000 people in May 2016.
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Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
The Coalition government has moved to rapidly alter the balance of Australia’s foreign policy spending.
A reduced aid budget equates to the forsaking of real opportunities in foreign policy terms. In the long term, this could make the savings look miniscule compared to opportunity costs.
Soha, seven, is now taller than her 10-year-old sister Suhala whose growth has been stunted.
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Adults who had a low birthweight or were undernourished as young children are more likely to experience high blood pressure and obesity.
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s development aid programme has fizzled out.
Lula led an unprecedented shift in the country’s foreign policy towards the global South. He also helped elevate Brazil to the status of a global player. But, six years on, disillusionment reigns.
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Meaning well and doing good are great, but organisations can do more harm than good if they're not careful.
Most of the world’s poorest people now reside in middle-income as opposed to low-income countries.
Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.
President Joko Widodo is not crying over cuts to Australian aid for Indonesia.
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Australia has cut aid to Indonesia by 40%. That may cause diplomatic displeasure, but the country has restructured its development programs in recent years to be less dependent on foreign money.
The killing of polio workers in Pakistan by the Taliban is a tragic illustration of why no development program can ignore the political problems associated with poverty.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2015 annual letter outlines their vision for global development and poverty reduction. The letter outlines four areas where they expect breakthroughs over the next…