Category Archives: International Development

The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it


The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it In May 2016, the UK hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, bring leaders from developed and developing nations as well as practitioners and interest groups. World leaders and academic … Continue reading

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Hello Priti Patel and immediate thoughts


Hello Priti Patel what have you focused on previously regarding international development. Oh Not much. Wait you once said : A long-term strategic assessment is required, including the consideration to replace DfID with a Department for International Trade and Development … Continue reading

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It’s right to question aid, but better to focus on effectiveness, rather than the 0.7%


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
A version of this post is on Huffington Post. In the UK, a parliamentary debate can be initiated by popular petition. On 13th June, Parliament will debate the proposition that the government’s approach…

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Links for Thought 12


1) The Real Hamilton: What’s Not to Love? A Bloomberg article that talks about Alexander Hamilton, one of the very early US Treasury Secretaries, and how his ideas to grow the US economy then wouldn’t be accepted by the mainstream … Continue reading

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What’s ODA? It’s definition has been changed…


I was about to write Part 3 of the 2015 SDSR when this news release appeared. In summary, the UK along with others Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Development Assistance (OECD-DAC) have altered the definition of Official Assistance (ODA). … Continue reading

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The NSS 2015 & the SDSR 2015: The “Development” parts Part 2


Another also quite obvious development initiative proposed was to continue developing global or international development arena is brought up on page 48, paragraph 5.9 which states that the UK has and will continue to play a leading role in the … Continue reading

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Imran Hssain hello


what does your record show in relation to international development or international affairs? Let me see: Some questions to the FCO nd MOD on Burma. Ok. Welcome. Will you be as good as Mike Kane and Abbott?

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