Tag Archives: international development

A leaky ship? The UKIP manifesto commitments to international development and aid

I’ve done the dirty work and gone through the UKIP manifesto section on international aid, so you don’t have to. No need to thank me. Where to start? Well the big item, as you would expect, is aid: Britain is … Continue reading

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A sting in the tail: Conservative plans to change the definition of ‘aid’

The Manifesto 2017 blog post was long, very long, and the really important bit was buried at the end. So kudos if you made it all the way through. But for those with less time to meander through my stream … Continue reading

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UK Election 2017 Manifestos and International Development: common ground and clear water

With the election coming up, I thought it would be interesting to look at the commitments to international development in the manifestos of the Labour Party, Conservatives and Lib Dems. The day-to-day realities of election campaigns tend to soon undermine … Continue reading

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It’s Comic Relief Day, so why am I not laughing?

So it’s Comic Relief day here in the UK, the biennial mixture of fun, sentimentality and seriousness as the nation’s comedians attempt to make as open our wallets in response to laughter and tears. Celebrities will undertake ‘challenges’ to bring … 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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