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Disability and development: Eleventh Report of Session 2013–14

Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

MPs say development goals will remain out of reach unless DFID urgently steps up its work on disability.

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How DFID Learns

ICAI publishes report on How DFID Learns.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report on ‘How the Department for International Development (DFID) Learns’. Building on learning and applying what works in practice is essential if UK aid is to achieve maximum impact and value for money. In producing this report ICAI has been able to draw on the body of its 31 reports to date.

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Britain hits international development aid target


Author: Astrid Zweynert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain became the first of the world’s richest large nations to hit an internationally agreed target -- spending 0.7 percent of national income on development aid.

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DFID’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Govt urged to commit funds to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

NEW REPORT: DFID’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

MPs on the International Development Committee are urging the UK to increase funding to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria—the international financing mechanism set up ten years ago by donor countries which has helped save millions of lives in developing countries.

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DFID should work more effectively with private foundations

Private philanthropy is improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, but the Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to engage private foundations in coordinated global efforts to improve the effectiveness of aid.

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Building Stability Overseas Strategy

The Government has today published a new strategy outlining how the UK will help to stop serious conflict from taking hold in unstable countries.

When violent conflict breaks out, the costs to the country and the international community are enormous. Lives are lost, people are displaced and trade links are cut. Schools shut down, hospitals are destroyed and businesses cannot operate. For these reasons, war is often termed 'development in reverse'.

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Towards zero infections: The UK's position paper on HIV in the developing world

UK to prevent half a million HIV infections among women in Africa

Stephen O'Brien is today announcing that the UK will help reduce new HIV infections by at least half a million among women in Africa over the next four years.

At an international meeting on AIDS in New York, O’Brien outlined the UK’s plans to tackle HIV which has claimed over 30 million lives.