Last week, I attended the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico City. It was a critical opportunity to increase transparency in developing countries and of development cooperation, and give people in these countries the information they need to hold their governments accountable and improve their lives.
Now it’s time to take the lead as ONE Youth Ambassadors! Inspired after the launch and training, I contacted a couple of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) for the first time.
Last week, the UK Government announced that 80% of British taxpayers will receive an income tax statement later this year which will illustrate how the government uses it, from defence spending to education to overseas aid.
Yesterday the body responsible for collecting aid statistics released the preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2013, showing how much donor countries gave in total last year. Explore the data.
UK Shadow International Development Secretary, Jim Murphy MP, set out his vision for the future of international development at an event organised by ONE yesterday. He outlined how the Labour Party would continue to help millions of the world’s poorest people if they formed the next government at the General Election in May 2015.
It was inspiring and way much more than expected: His Excellency the President of Ghana himself! His speech just boosted every ambassador’s motivation and gave us all the same feeling: virtually ending extreme poverty IS in our hands, WE can make a difference and last but not least: TOP leaders are backing us.
David and Zipporah sold the pig they had fattened up for 4,500 Kenyan Shillings ($52 USD), and with the money, decided to start a small business. Here’s how they did it.
This week, 200 US ONE volunteers gathered in Washington D.C. for the 7th annual ONE Power Summit, for four days of training, policy briefings, and lots of fun culminating in a mass lobby day on Capitol Hill.
Guest blogger Dawn Humphreys, a volunteer Development Advocate at Restless Development, recently visited Zimbabwe, where she took part in the International Citizen Service, which brings together 18-25 year olds to fight poverty overseas and in the UK. She discusses some of the misconceptions around overseas aid.
Statistics confirm that global aid flows to developing countries did fall for the second year in a row in 2012– a scenario we have not seen since the 1990s. Rich countries need to keep up the fight or risk reversing the huge progress on extreme poverty that has been made.
As Bill & Melinda Gates publish their co-authored Gates Annual Letter, here are 9 popular development myths we’ve heard, complied by ONE’s policy team, that tackle issues like global health, energy and corruption.
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