On the 26th of May EU Development Ministers will be meeting in Brussels to make some crucial decisions for the future of development aid. They will have to agree on what will be the European Union’s position in upcoming international negotiations on how to finance it going forward.
Today, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released the preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2014, showing how much donor countries gave in total development assistance last year.
Our Poverty is Sexist campaign makes it clear that girls and women are hit hardest by poverty, and millions are being denied the chance to reach their full potential. The answer? Well, it’s complicated. And massive. But completely do-able.
This is the first general election I’ve been old enough to vote in. I’m trying hard to fight the negative perceptions of politics and voting I keep hearing. I’m choosing to vote; not simply because I value the act of voting itself, but because of what I believe it signifies for my role in bringing about change.
Something amazing happened today. After 7 parliamentary debates, 3 committee hearings, a lot of blood, sweat, and letter-writing tears, the UK International Development Bill has passed the final stage of Parliament and will now become law - as soon as the Queen gives the bill Royal Assent.
2015 is the year to say YES. Yes to new adventures, Yes to restoring broken New Years’ Resolutions, and most importantly, Yes to making 2015 the biggest year yet in our campaign against extreme poverty!
Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, depending on where you live. And for lots of us that means stuffing our faces with pancakes. But whilst we do that, it’s important to ask some of life's big questions. Like who really gives a toss about development aid?
Believe it or not, the blizzard isn’t the only thing happening in New York this week. Representatives from governments and NGOs flew in for the first drafting session of the Financing for Development summit. We're assessing the policy recommendations and want to know what you think too.
On January 15th 2015, I joined a group of 15 year olds from all over France in Paris to share our own worldview with some French decision makers. It is essential to make sure the new development goals are relevant and ambitious: this is ONE’s mission. And as young people, we have something to say about it!
Many agree: if we want to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, world leaders must agree on a financing strategy that addresses the needs of the least-developed countries and, most importantly, of the poorest people in these countries. But how much development aid does actually go to these countries that need it most?
Our analysis of the final global aid spending figures in 2013 shows that total global official development assistance was $130.8 billion, a 4.9% increase from 2012. See which countries increased their aid spending and which cut back.