Today, the select Committee on International Development (IDC) published the first in a series of reports on the future of UK development cooperation. Today’s report focused on issues related to financing for development. The report acknowledges the important role that aid plays in low income development countries and strongly recommends that the UK maintains its 0.7% target. However, it also recommends the establishment of a UK development bank that would issue loans to middle income countries (MICs) and an increase in aid money to support the private sector. (more…)
In the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement released on 5 December, the Government reconfirmed that it will reach its target to spend 0.7% of national income on aid in 2013.
Responding to the Statement, Amy Dodd, Coordinator of the UK Aid Network (more…)
Redefining Aid – the future of ODA beyond 2015
An event with Richard Manning (former Chair of the OECD DAC)
Monday 18 November 2013, 9.30-12.00
@ ODI (203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ) (more…)
This blog entry by the Oxfam Policy Adviser Nicola McIvor first appeared in the Oxfam blog From Poverty to Power on 17 December 2013.
The problem with being committed to independent evaluation and transparency is that you risk being beaten up in public when things go wrong. Oxfam is accustomed to having our own evaluations quoted against us, which is exactly what happened to DFID last week, when the UK’s aid watchdog, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), gave its first overall ‘red’ traffic light rating to DfID’s Trade Development Work in Southern Africa.