Recently, donor countries agreed to allocate more aid to the countries most in need and to reverse the declining trend of development assistance to the poorest countries. However donors fell short of listening to calls by least developed countries themselves and committing half of their aid to these countries.
Over the last 20 years, extreme poverty has been halved. If we step up efforts, we can virtually eliminate it by 2030. Government revenues in most developing countries have considerably increased over the years, which is brilliant. Because of this, these countries have become increasingly able to finance their own development......
You may have heard the rumours that the Australian government is considering cutting the aid budget again. We cannot be silent when promises to the world's most vulnerable people are being broken. Please send a tweet to Julie Bishop and let's make sure she has the backing to stand up to her colleagues.
If you are a UK taxpayer of the PAYE variety, you'll be getting a statement in the post this week from the government, showing exactly how they spend the money you contribute. We've created this handy little calculator that lets you see exactly how much of your income tax is spent on aid, and what that money could buy.
When we decided to try and recruit 140 European Youth Ambassadors to become supercharged ONE members, I don't think any of us realised what lay ahead. As this year's programme wraps up, we thought we'd give them the last word. Here's just some of their best, hardest and most valuable bits.
The latest projections of how much development assistance wealthy countries plan to provide in the coming years has just been just released, and the news isn't good. Projections reveal that aid isn’t programmed to go where it is most needed.
We want to get this out of the way quickly – international aid/foreign aid/official development assistance (ODA) – is confusing. There. We’ve said it. It's essential that all donor countries work within a clear framework to define and measure aid, but the current one isn't working. Here's 11 ways to put it right.
This week, just after the launch of ONE’s 2014 DATA Report, the OECD DAC launched its Development Co-operation Report (DCR) providing an overview of all financial resources available to developing countries.
As we stand on the brink of a new era in development, today we launch the 2014 DATA Report: Fighting Poverty and Financing Africa’s Future. It analyses whether governments – both in donor and African countries – are meeting their development spending promises and sets out a number of key changes they should make.
This year, Europeans elected a new European Parliament. Now, the candidates to the new European Commission have also been announced. Here is why at ONE we think it is crucial to ask them to help keep the EU on the right track to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Last week, ONE released an interactive platform showing Members of European Parliament (MEPs) in two categories: MEPs who have signed the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge and MEPs who haven't (yet!) Have a go now, it's really simple!