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!
I’ve called my MP before. I was amazed. It was like speaking to an actual human being. I felt silly for ever being worried about it, but this video and script will help you pick up the phone and make sure your MP is turning up on Friday to support the International Development bill.
Today we are launching a new interactive tool that will allow anyone in Europe to see whether their representative in the European Parliament has endorsed the ONE VOTE 2014 campaign or not. And it then helps you contact them to either thank them or ask them for their support.
According to my granddad, you'd probably think aid was in the top three things the UK government spends money on. In fact, for a British taxpayer earning £30,000 a year, just £37 - or 70p a week - would go on overseas aid. Here are the top 7 things you didn't know about UK foreign aid.
I recently met with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. The session raised some interesting questions about youth activism and the role of advocacy organisations such as ONE. So what did Osotimehin have to say about young people?
The campaign for "0.7" (calling on governments to invest just 0.7% of their country's income in development aid) feels like part of my DNA. It’s been going on longer than I’ve been alive. But with a little Spice Girls inspiration, we might be able to finish the job on 12th September. Well, almost.
Dutch Youth Ambassadors travelled across the country by train last week, visiting all 12 Netherlands provinces in one day with a big Train Tour they organised themselves. The goal? To raise awareness about the fact that aid works!