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A GROWING OPPORTUNITY: Investment in agriculture crucial to drive down poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
Agriculture could be a catalyst for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but lack of funding for strategic investment risks undermining progress, according to a report published today by the ONE Campaign. Despite agriculture’s significant contribution to the economy of most African countries, investment in infrastructure, technology, and market development for the sector remains very low.
Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director for the ONE campaign said: “Over the last twenty years we’ve met people up and down the United Kingdom passionately campaigning to see this day come – a day when they could finally say: “we did it”.
Bono embraces his “inner nerd,” says data, new technology are turbocharging global development
The European Commission has announced plans to boost efforts to tackle malnutrition as a key part of its future development aid strategy.
With the Government’s aid commitments under increasing scrutiny as we approach the Budget, a new report reveals that millions of lives have been saved and people lifted out of extreme poverty as a result of the bold pledges agreed at the G8 summit in Gleneagles eight years ago.
The European Commission has published its planned approach for upcoming negotiations on the post-2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for eradicating extreme poverty and improving health and education.
Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director at ONE said: “Overcoming poverty in countries hit by conflict is a tough job, but it can be done.”
European Union leaders are reportedly close to a deal on the bloc’s long term budget that would see deep cuts to the proposed funding levels for development aid to the world’s poorest.
European Union leaders have reached a deal on the bloc’s long term budget that effectively freezes development aid spending for the world’s poorest at around current levels but cuts it significantly compared to the European Commission’s budget proposal.
The ONE Campaign is calling on EU leaders to reverse cuts to development aid spending at their budget summit this Thursday and Friday. The price of failure could be the closure of lifesaving aid projects according to ONE.
The International Development Select Committee has published a report looking at how the the UK Government spends its international aid budget.
New initiative from The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table as nations consider post-2015 development goals
As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, ONE is launching a new initiative to make sure the world’s poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.