Latest News

ukan logo, 17.10.13

NEW REPORT – Leveraging Aid – a literature review

April 6th, 2015

There is a great deal of focus at the moment – political, technical and from a variety of development actors – on the potential for ODA to be used to catalyse substantial and additional resources for development.  Additionality is thus a crucial criteria and determinant in projects using ODA to leverage private investments. Unless it can be proven that ODA funds are necessary to a) make the project happen and/or b) increase the development impact of projects, then they are simply displacing other actors who could provide finance and unnecessarily subsidizing private sector investments. Read the full report here. (more…)

ukan logo, 17.10.13

UK Parliament enshrines 0.7% aid commitment in law

March 30th, 2015

In the 2010 election, all the major parties committed to enshrining the UK’s commitment to 0.7% in law and last week that promise was finally delivered with the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act becoming law after Royal Assent on the 26th of March.

Read our blog on the Act and what comes next – Aid and Beyond –  here.

ukan logo, 17.10.13

Looking back at the 2010-2015 Parliament

March 27th, 2015

This Parliament has ended and we are very quickly all shifting to focusing on the election and the important global moments to come in 2015.  It is also worth remembering what we have achieved in the last 5 years – most notably seeing the UK reach, maintain and legislate for the 0.7% target – but also the many smaller achievements and successes.  Have a look at some of the other work we’ve done with this Parliament here.

Latest Blog

ukan logo, 17.10.13

NEW REPORT – Leveraging Aid – a literature review

April 6th, 2015

There is a great deal of focus at the moment – political, technical and from a variety of development actors – on the potential for ODA to be used to catalyse substantial and additional resources for development.  Additionality is thus a crucial criteria and determinant in projects using ODA to leverage private investments. Unless it can be proven that ODA funds are necessary to a) make the project happen and/or b) increase the development impact of projects, then they are simply displacing other actors who could provide finance and unnecessarily subsidizing private sector investments. Read the full report here. (more…)