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Some big names are lining up to attack the government over a broken manifesto pledge.
UK aid funds partnerships with schools in developing countries to build teachers’ skills and pupils’ understanding of global issues.
Overseas aid doesn’t just help developing countries, Britain also benefits hugely.
Shelter kits delivered to Mozambique after Cyclone Idai by the Department for International Development in 2019.
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Boris Johnson has announced the UK’s Department for International Development will merge with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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The international aid sector’s use of languages needs to change if it is serious about dealing with the issues raised by recent scandals.
UK aid: a big spender.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
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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.
French armed forces prepare aid and assistance to French territories in the Caribbean.
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The aid and assistance Britain’s Caribbean territories will need to rebuild will make highlight the fault lines in the relationship between Westminster and its former colonies.
Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of it’s GNI on aid has come under pressure.
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It could embolden other demands for diverting aid.
World Environment Day 2016 in Nairobi celebrated under solar-powered floodlights.
The UN Sustainable Energy initiative has set the goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all by 2030. However, the international community still can’t overcome the problem of energy access.
How will aid spending change after Brexit?
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Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.
Soft power, getting softer?
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Britain uses its aid for soft power. How will that change after it leaves the EU?
Students at the University of Science of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.
For decades, higher education in developing countries has not been a priority for international aid donors. That is now changing.
Rough ride: government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It’s not a surprise that development aid frees up money for countries to spend on defence budgets. Why is the UK so shocked by its own policies?
The coalition has embraced African issues.
Governments come and go, but Britain’s Africa policy has long been a beacon of continuity.
Private sector-led growth might help.
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Justine Greening, the international development secretary, recently made a speech on how business can contribute to development. Three quarters of it was about the importance of economic growth in developing…