Category Archives: Poverty Reduction

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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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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The NSS 2015 & SDSR 2015: The “Development” parts Part 1


Author’s note: Devex won’t accept this so here it goes… So the much awaited National Security Review and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 is out. As the title(s) imply, it’s not just a military-centred document, but one that covers … Continue reading

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Yet another 0.7% related post: University of Birmingham perspective


And yet another “0.7/GNI” related post (see here) by me, this time on the University of Birmingham‘s main page, the “Perspective” section. It was not really my idea for it to be splashed on this section; I wanted it to … Continue reading

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Queen’s speech 2013: The 0.7% worry, no fuss


An extremely short blog post. Based on a…tweet! Ivan Lewis ‏@IvanLewis_MP Leaving 0.7 bill out of Queens speech shows Camerons weakness + lurch to right. + yet another eg of @nick_clegg’s impotence.#brokenpromise Again, I’ve no political affiliation. Nevertheless, I wonder … Continue reading

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UNGA Debates Global Economic Governance for Development


Originally posted on Post2015.org – what comes after the MDGs?:
The United Nations and Global Economic Governance, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) special event, was held on April 15th, 2013. The debate, including member states and representatives of the…

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A Tale of two live videos…


Across the month of November (or December, yes this entry is very late I watched two live videos, one of a two day conference, and one of a short panel consisting of two prominent world “stars”. More specifically, they were … Continue reading

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It’s not really such a great aid mystery


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
The latest edition of The Spectator carries an opinion piece by Jonathan Foreman entitled The Great Aid Mystery http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8808521/the-great-aid-mystery/. In a diatribe laced with rather tired tropes, and whose style undermines the argument he makes, Foreman’s…

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Senior Tory accuses EU of “squandering” Britain’s aid budget.


Originally posted on The Truth is Where?:
By Robert Mendick and Andrew Gilligan  29th September 2012. Find Full Article Here:- A senior Government minister has accused the European Union of squandering Britain’s international aid budget on schemes that often have…

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