Tag Archives: DFID

How much aid should the UK give?

Earlier today I received my copy of  the Labour Campaign for International Development (LCID) Newsletter. The main message in this newsletter was the amount of aid the UK gives to countries in need. The readers were invited to contact their … Continue reading

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Aid: what do the numbers tell us?

    Last week The Guardian run a story on aid transparency following the latest report from Aid Transpareny  Index Publish What You Fund Here are resuts   DONOR SCORE 1. U.S., MCC VERY GOOD 2. GAVI VERY GOOD 3. … Continue reading

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What is Aid to Bongo Bongo land for?

Whilst foreign aid to African countries has been praised for lowering poverty levels in Africa, experts, think tanks, non government organisations (NGOs) and even citizens of both donor and recipient countries have also criticised it for creating dependency, preventing growth … Continue reading

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Why do 60% of UK public think overseas Aid is wasted?

As promised in the last post I am revisiting this question . But before I add my views here is what some of you the readers thought @JesseOsmun Aid is wasted because it is funneled through goverment hands, with Corruption … Continue reading

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Why do 60% of UK public think overseas Aid wasted?

The British government pledged to ring fence its Overseas Aid of  0.7% of national income. To  date the British public continue to ask why is that? In fact in a recent BBC Radio 4 interview , Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of state for International Development DFID … Continue reading

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Inclusive Business in Africa

Ethnic Supplies was invited to join Business Fights Poverty and the Department for International Development  UK (DFID)  in organising a Practitioners workshop in Kampala Uganda on 10 May 2010. The aim of the workshop was to bring together International Businesses, Ugandan … Continue reading

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India has more poor people than sub- saharan Africa

This heading has preoccupied Current Affairs and News programmes at the BBC over the last two weeks and in case you missed it all here are some facts as I understood them for you. India receives in excess of £300M … Continue reading

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Can Africa grow its own volunteers

This question has been on my mind for sometime now. Due to the current economic environment we have struggled to get volunteers from the traditional sources to out to our project in SW Uganda. I did wonder if Africa could … Continue reading

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Are Millennium Goals helping me?

This week the Department for International Development here in the UK has issued a new report ELIMINATING POVERTY : Building Common future, which spells out a new direction and desire to address issue of poverty in the developing world and … Continue reading

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