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

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 National Income (GNI) on overseas development aid…

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The peculiarity (and possibly hypocrisy) of the UK’s development policy

Recently, there has been a large fire in Israel which prompted the UK to sent assistance. However, does this not beg hypocrisy given that the present government has planned not to provide aid to middle income countries? Continue reading

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