Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tanzanian elections

With the countdown to the Tanzanian presidential and legislative elections nearly reaching its conclusion the two key questions are whether CHADEMA can take a big chunk out of CCM’s majority, and what will happen on Zanzibar. Opinion polls suggest CCM’s … Continue reading

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Humanitarian aid and fragile states

Following on from the last post about the impact of the CSR on UK aid policy, the focus on ‘fragile states’ suggests a positive relationship between humanitarian aid and conflict resolution. Yet, in reality, this relationship is far from certain. … Continue reading

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The Comprehensive Spending Review and British oda

The British Government’s comprehensive spending review committed to raising UK official aid by around 37% over the next four years. DFID spending will rise to £11.5 billion by 2014-15, with total British aid flows (taking into account spending by other … Continue reading

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The Emergence of the Third Sector in East Africa

I’ll be presenting a paper at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH), Glasgow on the 27th October (http://www.gcu.ac.uk/historyofhealth/), and then in Oxford on the 1st November (http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/events/african_history,_politics__and__geography_seminar). ‘Common Council, Common Policy: healthcare, missions and the … Continue reading

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