Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
Even as incomes are squeezed, the British public continues to give more money to international NGOs than anyone else.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
When the DfID minister held secret meetings with government officials while on holiday, she seems to have forgotten about her quest to stamp out dodgy dealings in development spending.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
African governments are open to military aid from the West. However, Germany’s recent remarks about the transfer of weapons to countries battling militants, needs to be approached with caution.
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
It could embolden other demands for diverting aid.
The proposed foreign aid cuts by US President Donald Trump will have a devastating impact on healthcare in Africa.
Employing Syrian refugees is not the same as protecting them.
We check the facts on how Australia's foreign aid spend has changed over time.
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.
Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
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.
Adults who had a low birthweight or were undernourished as young children are more likely to experience high blood pressure and obesity.
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.
Meaning well and doing good are great, but organisations can do more harm than good if they're not careful.
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.