Tag Archives: DFID

Brexit, aid and the value of money: is ‘aid’ what is given, or what is received?

Let me start of by admitting that thinking about the impact of a Trump president is a bit more interesting (and frightening) than the issue of foreign exchange and aid disbursements. But as so often, those seemingly boring things can … Continue reading

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It takes a village, revisited

So the UK government is facing a judicial review in the High Court for providing aid to Ethiopia without regard to its human rights record. As reported by the BBC and The Guardian (amongst others), an Ethiopian farmer who was … Continue reading

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DFID money for peacekeeping?

There is no doubt that activities such as peacekeeping contribute to development. Indeed, DFID has long engaged in post-conflict, peace building activities, with few questioning the legitimacy of such work being supported by UK aid spending. So why is this … Continue reading

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UNCTAD’s Trade & Development Report, 2012: time for a rethink on the economics of austerity?

Against the backdrop of continued global economic gloom in the global North, UNCTAD’s latest annual report, Trade and Development Report 2012: Policies for Inclusive and Balanced Growth, published today, has worrying news for high growth developing countries who had, the … Continue reading

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Greening DFID: a postscript

A quick follow up to the post looking to what we might expect from Justine Greening’s appointment as Minister for International Development. According to the Daily Mail Justine Greening has called into question the 0.7% target for UK aid. The … Continue reading

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