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Britain spent 'twice as much on overseas fossil fuels as renewables'

Britain spent 'twice as much on overseas fossil fuels as renewables'

Nearly half of £6.1bn energy spending in developing countries from 2010-14 went on oil, coal and gas-fired schemes, data showsThe UK has spent more than twice as much overseas support on fossil fuels
UK under fire as new figures show aid spending by broad range of ministries

UK under fire as new figures show aid spending by broad range of ministries

Aid experts speak out after official statistics reveal that about a quarter of UK aid budget was spent outside Department for International Development in 2016The proportion of Britain’s £13.4bn aid
Aid spent on private schools doesn’t reach world's poorest children, MPs say

Aid spent on private schools doesn’t reach world's poorest children, MPs say

Parliamentary committee advises caution over development funds channelled through private education, citing insufficient evidence of boost to learning There is a lack of evidence to support spending
'Attacked and abused': Penny Mordaunt champions global disability rights

'Attacked and abused': Penny Mordaunt champions global disability rights

New development secretary to announce plans for Britain’s first global disability summit at keynote address in LondonPenny Mordaunt, Britain’s new international development secretary, is to place a
British aid scheme suspended amid allegations of payments to Syrian jihadis

British aid scheme suspended amid allegations of payments to Syrian jihadis

The multimilion-pound Ajacs project to fund new police force has been put on hold after reports that cash was handed straight to extremists The government has suspended a multimillion-pound foreign
Panorama’s Syria allegations show the UK’s aid needs greater transparency | Kate Osamor

Panorama’s Syria allegations show the UK’s aid needs greater transparency | Kate Osamor

The BBC is claiming that funds intended to alleviate poverty have been directed to an extremist group. If true, the British public need to know how this happened • Kate Osamor is the shadow secretary
Outside the EU, Britain should be an evangelist for world trade | Liam Fox

Outside the EU, Britain should be an evangelist for world trade | Liam Fox

Brexit gives us the chance to reshape Britain’s role on the global stage. We should champion the poverty-busting power of rules-based trade • Liam Fox is international trade secretaryAs the UK
The world in 2017: how much do you know? – quiz

The world in 2017: how much do you know? – quiz

One state turned off the internet, another was accused of using starvation as a weapon of war, and beauty pageant contestants went rogue in the name of gender equality. What do you remember of the
The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in ColombiaThe year began with the inauguration of Donald Trump and
Cuts to UK aid: package to drought-hit Kenya to end in 2024

Cuts to UK aid: package to drought-hit Kenya to end in 2024

Kenyan government to take over cash transfer scheme, as development secretary praises nation for ‘taking responsibility’ British funding of a 10-year-old aid package to drought-hit communities in
Penny Mordaunt hails 'heroic' British aid response to plague in Madagascar

Penny Mordaunt hails 'heroic' British aid response to plague in Madagascar

Development secretary claims British intervention helped to stave off ‘catastrophic’ loss of lifePenny Mordaunt has claimed that “heroic” British efforts to tackle an outbreak of plague in Madagascar
Charities watchdog demands answers from Oxfam over Haiti scandal

Charities watchdog demands answers from Oxfam over Haiti scandal

Oxfam must provide detailed timeline of investigation into allegations staff used prostitutesThe charities watchdog has demanded an urgent clarification from Oxfam after allegations that the charity
Oxfam scandal must force aid sector to finally address its own power

Oxfam scandal must force aid sector to finally address its own power

If Oxfam responds by listening to its critics it could restore faith in a sector that was damaged long before the latest allegationsOh Oxfam. I love you. And I hate you. I love that you were a pioneer
UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

Employees claim they were implored to sign letter vouching for senior UNAids figure, amid calls for the UK government to establish an independent inquiry into harassment allegationsStaff within a UN
'A national disgrace': fury over £100m aid deal between UK and Saudi Arabia

'A national disgrace': fury over £100m aid deal between UK and Saudi Arabia

Unveiling of plan to create infrastructure in poor countries overshadowed by unease over Saudi role in Yemen conflictThe controversial aid deal between the UK and Saudi Arabia announced on Friday has
Jeremy Corbyn puts new focus on inequality but the old challenges loom

Jeremy Corbyn puts new focus on inequality but the old challenges loom

Labour’s vision to reshape the world order will require political will to end tax evasion and create a fairer global economyIn the foreword to Labour’s new policy paper, Jeremy Corbyn characterises
Jeremy Corbyn puts new focus on inequality but the old challenges loom

Jeremy Corbyn puts new focus on inequality but the old challenges loom

Labour’s vision to reshape the world order will require political will to end tax evasion and create a fairer global economyIn the foreword to Labour’s new policy paper, Jeremy Corbyn characterises
Watchdog warns £1.2bn aid fund leaves UK at risk over human rights abuses

Watchdog warns £1.2bn aid fund leaves UK at risk over human rights abuses

Aid commission says failure to scrutinise human rights records means conflict, security and stability fund may support abusive regimesThe British government’s flagship programme to support global
Penny Mordaunt hails UK aid as a shield against crime, poverty and terrorism

Penny Mordaunt hails UK aid as a shield against crime, poverty and terrorism

Development secretary mounts evocative defence of aid spending and announces partnership to promote investment in Asia and AfricaPenny Mordaunt on Britain’s big plan to save the worldUK Aid is a
Don't tell generation rent the fall in house prices is bad news | Larry Elliott

Don't tell generation rent the fall in house prices is bad news | Larry Elliott

Estate agents face a quiet house-buying season with demand and mortgage lending in declineApril traditionally marks the start of Britain’s house-buying season. Once the daffodils come out, estate
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