UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims
International donors have suspended nearly $500m (£311m) in budget support to Tanzania in response to claims that senior government officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank under the guise of energy contracts.
Unprecedented outbreak forces World Food Programme to change role from food delivery to buidling treatment centres to tackle Ebola
In a clearing deep in Guinea’s hilly interior, Jean François Meunnier* surveys a tropical downpour that has brought everything to a standstill and reflects on the hardest part of his work. His job is to transform this disused, battered airstrip in remote Kissidougou into a major logistics base for Ebola efforts, but the biggest challenge is one that’s constant and ultimately has no fix.
If governments are serious about ending hunger, this week’s international conference on nutrition must yield real results
This week, the eyes of the global development community will be on Rome. After a gap of two decades, the second international conference on nutrition (ICN2) is to review global progress made towards improving nutrition over the past 25 years.
The weekly detonation draws a crowd as specialists explode military waste spanning 40 years that litters areas used for farming and fishing
How can long-term development be done in countries undergoing or coming out of conflict? Our panel have their say
Sian Herbert, research fellow, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, Birmingham, UK, @SianHerbert
Don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach: Countries differ so much that it’s impossible to have a set of standards that would be relevant across countries and across donors. Donors largely make decisions on a case-by-case basis, and this isn’t especially consistent.