Tag Archives: Poverty Reduction

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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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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So you want to start another organisation to combat poverty? A possible case of too many cooks spoiling the broth


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” so wrote John Lennon is his extremely well known song Imagine. Many people individually or collectively imagine they can creating something, even though they know others have already done … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mitchell and O’Brien, Hello Greening and Featherstone


ell, cabinet reshuffles usually are suppose to be for the better. For the Coalition Government of the UK, it surprisingly (in my view) shifted the grey haired Andrew Mitchell was shifted to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip. Many have termed that as promotion in terms of Cabinet ranking. I’m not an expert on British politics or British Government issues. Anyway… Continue reading

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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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A Green Economy and Green Jobs? Yes We Can!


This is one of the rare instances that I write about Sustainable Development or Environmental issues, since this is not my forte. Continue reading

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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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