Tag Archives: 0.7%/GNI

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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The IDC vs BOND: A clash over 0.7%


So recently, the UK Parliament‘s Commons Select Committee for International Development published a report titled Department for International Development’s Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (It was in response to this. See also this additional part. Amongst the recommendations by the … 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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Greening’s chance to seize the future


Originally posted on Post2015.org – what comes after the MDGs?:
“We now welcome Justine Greening to the post of International Development Secretary and Lynne Featherstone to the ministerial team. Greening will need to hold on to key elements of…

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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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How dare you not legislate 0.7%…


UK MPs are known, via the media, for having expenses scandals, complaining about intrusion into privacy or other little things which may result in their re-election or booting out. On the issue of spending 0.7% of GNI (or GDP or whatever measurement of an economy), however, almost all MPs are set on it so much that there was a furious debate on it being missed out as a legislation for the current parliamentary session 2012-2013. Continue reading

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All of Labour and International Development?


It’s often claimed in British politics that the Labour Party was the party that threw the refocus of the UK onto international development and that all its members, especially those in both houses–the House of Commons and the House of … Continue reading

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