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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.

ONE responds to the UK’s historic achievement of reaching 0.7% international aid target

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 at TED2013: Virtually Eliminating Extreme Poverty is Possible by 2030

Bono embraces his “inner nerd,” says data, new technology are turbocharging global development

ONE welcomes EU nutrition proposals

The European Commission has announced plans to boost efforts to tackle malnutrition as a key part of its future development aid strategy.

Summit in Sight: The G8 in Africa from Gleneagles to Lough Erne

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.

ONE responds to the European Commission’s Millennium Development Goals report

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.

ONE responds to the Prime Minister’s suggestion of diverting aid spending to bolster defence budget

Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director at ONE said: “Overcoming poverty in countries hit by conflict is a tough job, but it can be done.”

ONE responds to the draft conclusions of the EU budget summit

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.

ONE responds to the outcome of the EU budget summit

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.

EU budget summit: Lifesaving aid projects at risk from deeper cuts

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.

ONE responds to UK Select Committee report

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.