DfID and the MoD are most effective when they work together, not when they fight one another for resources.
Posts Tagged: International development
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
Five task forces cover energising our economy, transforming our public services, building a fairer society, sustaining our democracy and shaping a Global Britain.
“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.
Such an institution would not only replace the European Investment Bank but give us an opportunity to demonstrate expertise and innovation.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Funding an ‘apprenticeship with a heart’ could help broaden access to overseas service whilst getting more money to the front line.
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.
James Frayne: Those who use the Oxfam scandal to bash overseas aid risk looking opportunistic in the extreme
While polls show that clear majorities believe the aid budget to be too high, they continue to pour their own money into international development charities.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
“We have to demonstrate that the money is not just being spent well, but could not be spent better”.
Nicholas Daniels: I’ve seen African dictators wreck their countries. Corbyn must be stopped from doing the same to Britain.
I was drawn to work here by the values which I believe can help a struggling economy become more productive: autonomy, hard work, and enterprise.
Overseas development spending will never fulfil its soft-power potential if DfID is allowed to pursue what amounts to its own foreign policy.