Merging DFID into the FCO doesn’t have to be all bad

Boris Johnson has announced the merger of DFID into the FCO.  He cites the need to fully integrate all arms of foreign policy into a single coherent whole as his motivation. But the characterisation of DFID as a lone wolf or a “cash point in the sky” is [...]

By |2020-06-21T19:52:55+00:00June 21st, 2020|Aid, Development, UK|0 Comments

Spending aid money on security

Poor people need security in exactly the same way that they need access to clean water, shelter, food, healthcare and education. Security is a basic service and is the business of people, their governments and development programmes. When poor people are safer, then their countries are more [...]

By |2020-03-15T11:50:20+00:00February 21st, 2013|Aid|0 Comments