New Zealand was mostly stable in key international rankings and domestic socio-economic measures. But there are signs of slippage in some areas and not enough progress in others.
A Palestinian boy sits in a World Health Organization truck near a hospital in the southern area of the Gaza Strip.
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Government sanctions against Hamas, which the US and the European Union consider a terrorist group, mean that aid groups are not able to directly work with Hamas.
Moroccan women cook at a camp for earthquake victims in Amizmiz on Sept. 15, 2023.
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With Morocco, there’s stronger bureaucracy, and in Libya, authorities are weaker. But, as a scholar who has worked in both countries explains, the results are the same: not enough aid getting through.
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The federal government’s long awaited new aid and development policy offers a clear and galvanising vision of how Australia should deal with the complex issue.
A woman at a camp for those displaced by drought in Baidoa, Somalia, in September 2022.
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States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
The latest budget shows we’re starting to cement the view that an adequate development budget is non-negotiable if Australia wants to have influence in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, stands near a damaged residential building in Irpin, Ukraine, on Sept. 8, 2022.
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Giving Ukraine large amounts of money while not actually declaring war on Russia has various benefits for the US and other countries. Chiefly, it could protect US soldiers and civilians.
Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss.
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, Africa has slipped from its precarious but tangible place in UK political discourse.
A Colombo resident searches for fuel amid the economic crisis.
As authorities desperately seek aid, the Sri Lankan crisis continues.
Afghan children stand near a house that was destroyed in an earthquake on June 22, 2022.
Concerns about Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders have made the rest of the world wary of sending money, and many foreign aid workers have already fled.
The Albanese government has launched a concerted effort to nip in the bud a threatened resumption of the people smuggling trade, with a visit by Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil to Sri Lanka and a $50…
New Zealand – like Australia – must increase its overseas aid spending if it is serious about matching China’s ambitions in the South Pacific.
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces pass by wreckage on March 9, 2022, in Mykolaiv.
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The money is evenly split between military support and funds for economic, humanitarian and other needs.
Women offering Ukrainian refugees a place to stay in Berlin on Mar. 4, 2022.
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The Ukrainian crisis is probably the biggest crowdsourced humanitarian aid operation ever undertaken.
Workers unload a shipment of U.S. military aid in Ukraine in February 2022.
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Assistance that began when the Soviet Union collapsed has grown since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, in 2014.
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The cooperation should strengthen institutions and rally private entities to fund public projects.
Workers for the Tonga Geological Services look at the smoke poring from the eruption site.
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In 1983, a Canadian group helped rebuild traditional cooking houses in Tonga in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. The Tonga Kitchens project offers lessons for Canadian aid today.
International Committee of the Red Cross rehabilitation center staff members assist a Taliban member on Oct. 11, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A scholar from Afghanistan outlines what more than $150 billion in assistance did and didn’t accomplish in two decades following the arrival of U.S. troops un 2001.
Morocco wanted to spend more on health care. As a result, its credit rating was cut.
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Low-income countries that sought to spend more on health care during the pandemic have been hit with ratings downgrades, while others avoided borrowing entirely.
Many developing countries cannot free up public money to invest in economic stimulus packages. For them to join in the global recovery, they will need assistance.