Tag Archives: UK Development Policy

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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Who should give and how much? The case of the East African Famine crisis


The East African famine crisis is worsening and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) calling for action and more financial contributions . The usual donors have responded, albeit weakly, especially due to the US “debt ceiling” debacle, the US downgrading … Continue reading

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Will the real Shadow Secretary of State for International Development please stand up?


So today the Tory Defence Secretary, Liam Fox’s concerns over the 0.7% per GNI target were somehow leaked to the press. Continue reading

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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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