Archive: International Development

Is the new defence review a ploy to cut back development funding?

Is the new defence review a ploy to cut back development funding?

New strategic defence and security review could undermine the way British international aid is handled.

Opinion Former Articles

  • International development funds must secure universal access to quality education for all

    The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has today published a Report examining the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) international development strategy, particularly in relation to education.

  • Education must be a fundamental human right

    NASUWT have responded to the inclusion of quality education as one of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit.

  • ESRC: School-in-a-bag reduces drop-out rates

    A more flexible approach to teaching methods and better community support could reduce school drop-out in high HIV-prevalence areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Findings from a project led by London's Institute of Education and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) show that using new ways of encouraging young children to stay in regular schooling cut drop-out rates by 42 per cent in just a year.

  • NASUWT: Bahrain visit to call for release of teacher trade unionists

    Dr Patrick Roach, Deputy General Secretary of NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, has today arrived in Bahrain as part of an international trade union delegation to call for the release of two leading teacher trade unionists, who have been subjected to brutal and inhumane treatment by the authorities.

  • Michael Moore speaks in the Commons chamber during the second reading debate of his overseas aid bill

    Will the Tories wreck the overseas aid bill?

    All of Westminster's three main parties promised it in their 2010 manifestos – but it's taken a single backbencher to give their pledge to lock down 0.7% of Britain's gross national income on aid spending a chance of becoming law.

  • Moore wants the argument to be about what aid money is spent on - not how much should be spent

    Comment: Time to legislate on overseas aid

    Over 40 years ago the United Nations agreed the richest countries in the world owed it to the poorest people in the world to do their bit to end poverty.

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