The Department for International Development should focus on building up the private sector in developing economies.
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“Where’s Penny?” The International Development Secretary is biding her time, and choosing her words carefully
Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
Funding an ‘apprenticeship with a heart’ could help broaden access to overseas service whilst getting more money to the front line.
My bill will offer victims a 12 month rehabilitation period of secure status in the UK, with support to begin their recovery.
Supporting businesses and innovators can generate scalable, sustainable returns whilst bypassing corrupt middle-men and avoiding white elephant projects.
Alex Morton: It’s time to turn the Department for International Development into a Department for Humanitarian Relief
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
Overseas development spending will never fulfil its soft-power potential if DfID is allowed to pursue what amounts to its own foreign policy.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
Replacing one female Brexiteer with another is an elegant solution, but the new International Development Secretary brings experience to the role too.
As the civil service starts to grow again Conservatives must remember our mission to reduce bureaucracy
Francis Maude was responsible for a huge achievement in slimming down the numbers in Whitehall. His legacy is under threat.
Our commitment to overseas development is under constant political pressure, but it enhances British soft power around the world.
Cameron’s insistence on binding Britain to the OECD has undermined not just May’s vision for overseas development, but his own.
Parveen Hassan: The relationship between Britain and Bangladesh is increasingly important to both countries
Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh plays an important part in strengthening economic, cultural and political ties.
Fiona Hodgson: While the election rages on, we have chance this month to reduce starvation and hunger worldwide
40 million people are currently in urgent need of food assistance. The G7 summit at the end of May has an opportunity to act.
The Prime Minister spoke for many when she said that “we should all be proud of the help and support we are giving to people around the world”.