Catherine Blampied

Catherine is a research assistant for ONE in the UK office. Before joining ONE, she interned at the Royal Commonwealth Society, and volunteered on a global education projects and a Maasai land rights campaign with African Initiatives She also worked at Leaders Quest, a small social enterprise. She holds a MSc in Social Science Research Methods and an MSc in international development.

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New ONE report: Governments are breaking aid promises to poor

New ONE report: Governments are breaking aid promises to poor

2015 could mark a historic turning point in global development efforts. As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, leaders from every country will agree a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are likely to include the goal of virtually eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. As we stand on......
The 50 worst places to live? These photos tell a different story

The 50 worst places to live? These photos tell a different story

Every year, Foreign Policy magazine publishes a feature called Postcards from Hell: a series of photos from what it calls “the world’s 50 worst places.” These are countries that top the Fragile States Index, with the 2014 version published last week. Many are in the midst of conflict and insecurity, so South Sudan......
World Bank film showcases successful African businesswomen

World Bank film showcases successful African businesswomen

“As a girl, it has not been easy,” says Mary Kariuki, a Tanzanian businesswoman who runs one of the most successful safari companies in the country. When she told her father she had been raped, he beat her and threw her out of their home. “I was taken in by an auntie. My mom agreed to take care of my boy, so I could go ...
New poverty figures: A wake-up call and a valuable reminder

New poverty figures: A wake-up call and a valuable reminder

Last week the World Bank released its latest 'State of the Poor' report, an in-depth analysis of poverty trends over the last 30 years. The report answers important questions about how fast poverty is declining in different groups of countries and what it would take to raise everyone’s income above $1.25 a day. It also prov...
How to transform the lives of the ultra-poor

How to transform the lives of the ultra-poor

BRAC’s “Targeting Ultra Poor Program” assists the ultra-poor population to graduate from extreme poverty, get access to mainstream development programs and establish sustainable livelihood improvement. Photo: BRAC Last week I had the opportunity to attend some fascinating talks at the International Growth Center......
From AGOA to AGOA 2.0

From AGOA to AGOA 2.0

President Obama wants to reauthorize an improved AGOA – how can we make it better? ONE’s Catherine Blampied analyzes its strengths and weaknesses ahead of the AGOA Forum in Ethiopia.  Next week, all eyes turn to Ethiopia, where US and African officials, as well as civil society and private sector delegates, will ......
Rich countries are not keeping their promises on aid: new analysis from ONE

Rich countries are not keeping their promises on aid: new analysis from ONE

Last month you may have caught the release of ONE’s 2013 DATA Report: Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation, chock full of data on African countries’ progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and towards meeting development spending commitments. And here at ONE we just can’t get enough of bar......