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Priti Patel calls for fresh international push on education and jobs for Syrian refugees on visits to Jordan and Lebanon

The international community must go further and faster in delivering on pledges made at the London Syria Conference. Development Secretary Priti Patel (centre-left) and Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab (centre-right) see the progress made at a local school in Bekaa Valley. Picture: Foreign Office Speaking at the close of...
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Development spending will meet UK’s promises to world’s poor while serving national interest

Britain’s aid spending will be restructured to tackle some of today’s biggest global challenges including mass migration, disease, the threat of terrorism and global climate change, the Chancellor George Osborne and Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening have announced today (23 November). The new strategy sets out how...
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G8 accountability starts with transparency

Ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, the G8 has published its second comprehensive report tracking progress on leaders’ development promises. This is an important example of the G8’s commitment to transparency, which is a key part of the Summit’s agenda this year. The Lough Erne Accountability Report rates...
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SOMALIA, Diaspora for development

Somalis living abroad send home more than US$1 billion – perhaps even as much as $2 billion – every year, and they have kept on doing so, despite bureaucratic obstacles. Now a report commissioned by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) considers how the outside world can help Somalis abroad contribute...
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G20 Pledges to Help Poor Meet MDG

from GTI Financial Transparency Can Help The world’s largest economies hinted today that they will consider increasing Official Development Assistance to poor countries as a way to help them meet the Millennium Development Goals. The Task Force on Financial Transparency and Economic Development calls on the G20 nations to institute...
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