Category Archives: Harriet Harman

Squaring the Circle: is it time to stop this 0.7% nonsense?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
People and organisations in the UK’s overseas development sector are getting hot under the collar. This is because the government is not prioritising¬†legislation to enshrine a perpetual commitment to spend¬†0.7% of UK Gross…

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Ivan Lewis is back: Will he shake up the DFID Shadow team?


First entry after a while…due to the fact that a) I’m a second year Doctoral Researcher now and b) I’m teaching four classes of Introduction to Political Economy (POLS 107 in Birmingham POLSIS speak) (a first year course). Oh the … Continue reading

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Re-post from GPM: Reaching 0.7%? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored


Reaching 0.7% of GNI on aid? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored A new entry after a while. Anyway, here’s an article I finally wrote for my beloved Global Politics Magazine, which now has a new set of editors, contributors … Continue reading

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Will the real Shadow Secretary of State for International Development please stand up?


So today the Tory Defence Secretary, Liam Fox’s concerns over the 0.7% per GNI target were somehow leaked to the press. Continue reading

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Re-post from The Birmingham Brief: A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews


Here ishow my post that appearred on Birmingham University’s Birmingham Brief–an articled titled “A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews”
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Shadowing DFID: Mitchell vs Harman


It’s one thing unique and wonderful that after 1997 all three major British political parties supported the need to focus on International Development and increase aid with a focus not on tying aid to British commercial interests but that of poverty reduction…but the Shadow Minister and his/her team must come up with a viable development -centred policy, not a political centred development policy Continue reading

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