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.
“The end of extreme poverty is in our hands!” This is the message that united our brand new team of Youth Ambassadors in Paris with very special guests Bill Gates, Jacky Ido and Cali. And motivated Bill to take a Selfie!
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.
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.
If you’ve ever watched a discussion about extreme poverty on TV, or had a heated debate with friends and family, you have probably heard these three myths before. And if you have ever wanted to challenge them, but not had the facts at your fingertips, the Gates Letter will give you everything you need.
“Ending extreme poverty” may sound like a broad phrase and an impossible task, but our policy analysts have identified 14 development milestones that will ultimately help us achieve this goal by 2030. These 14 hopes are just that – hopes – but with your support and action, we really can make the end of extreme poverty a reality.
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