Tag Archives: UK Ministry of Defence

What’s new with ODA and the UK armed forces


Suddenly defence journalist Jonathan Beale is surprised to find out that HMS Bulwark’s operation to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean is paid for by the Department for International Development (DFID’s) budget, or what we development people know as Official Development … Continue reading

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A reason to maintain/increase both UK development and defence budgets


https://britisharmedforcesreview.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/another-reason-for-maintaining-uk-defence-and-aid-spendingtargets/ Read and understand

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Operation Patwin: DFID and the MOD in humanitarian efforts


Many people in the UK and worldwide has criticised the British government (the Coalition government) for cutting the British military expenditure, personnel and hardware, while “ringfencing” the ODA budget (DFID administrative costs have been cut). Now, with the dreadful news … 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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