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Fairtrade Fortnight fights back with bananas

Fairtrade Fortnight fights back with bananas

This year, Colombian farmer Albeiro Alfonso 'Foncho' Cantillo is the champion of Fairtrade Fortnight, and is travelling around the UK to highlight the pressure on banana farmers from aggressive price wars, driven by supermarkets, which drive banana prices down.
The transparency revolution – happy anniversary?

The transparency revolution – happy anniversary?

A year ago at Davos, UK Prime Minister David Cameron set out a ground-breaking agenda for the G8 focused on trade, tax and transparency. At the G8 Summit itself, good progress was made on the “Transparency Revolution”, including commitments to develop a system for the automatic exchange of tax information and to crack dow......
Watch Live: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Bono at Davos

Watch Live: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Bono at Davos

Listen to perspectives in a live webcast of a panel at the 2014 World Economic Forum from Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ONE Cofounder Bono, Save the Children CEO Jasmine Whitbread, and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.

Myth buster: One person’s voice can’t change anything

Bill & Melinda Gates publish their co-authored Gates Annual Letter today, which this year takes on some of the common myths around global development. So at ONE we decided to tackle a myth that as a campaigning organisation, we often encounter: that one voice can’t change a big issue like extreme poverty.  It’s s......

UK multi-lateral aid review: a good investment for UK taxpayers

The UK gives a large part of its development assistance to poor countries through international organisations (often called ‘multilateral organisations’), like the United Nations, the European Union or the World Bank. Supporting these organisations is an essential part of the Department for International Development (DFID......

Afrikan Boy is Y.A.M. Are you?

Afrikan Boy, born Olushola Ajose in southeast London to Nigerian parents, is a global MC fusing together grime, rap, and afrobeats and founder of fashion collective WeGoYAM. He explains the meaning behind the initials of his clothing line, Y.A.M. and how you can win a Y.A.M. shirt. “A farmer does not see the yams grow,&......

VIDEO: Mandela’s speech on poverty, which inspired a generation

Today, millions of people around the world are reflecting on the life and achievements of an extraordinary man. Nelson Mandela’s determination to see every South African treated equally, regardless of race, was echoed by a broader belief that extreme poverty is a global injustice no-one should have to endure. Eight year......
Livestream debate: Can we really end poverty?

Livestream debate: Can we really end poverty?

Can We Really End Poverty? will cover questions like: how should we measure poverty? What can we learn from local solutions for tackling poverty? How can the fast progress made by middle-income countries like China provide lessons for Africa? How can we be “smarter” about how we use aid flows? How do we ensure that the ne...
Join us for a live debate: Can we really end global poverty?

Join us for a live debate: Can we really end global poverty?

This week, thought-leaders in the field of global development are coming together in London to debate the question: Can we really end global poverty? ONE's co-founder and Head of Global Strategy, Jamie Drummond, will be taking part and you can watch it live here on the ONE blog on Thursday 5 December, 19.00 GMT / 14.00 ET.

The company that’s causing controversy on the streets of London

This is Phil.  He’s the boss of Stash-the-Cash.com, a company who can set you up with a phantom firm in minutes – no questions asked.  We joined him on the streets of London to see if anyone was interested in his services. First stop, Buckingham Palace.  Phantom firms can help criminals, corrupt politicians and......

David Cameron announces historic move to crack down on UK phantom firms

Today I had the privilege of being in the audience at the Open Government Partnership summit when the Prime Minister, David Cameron, said that the UK will make information about who owns and controls companies available to the public. I couldn’t believe it. In the fight against phantom firms it’s a huge win. There’s mor......

This outrageous company is helping criminals rob Africa of billions

This morning my Twitter feed is full of talk about this company called Stash-the-Cash.com.  No-one can believe they are for real, and I’m not surprised.  It’s incredible. This is their corporate video which has to be seen to be believed. Using the strap line ‘So easy, it should be criminal’ they are ......