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06 Mar 2014 description

Justine Greening's keynote speech at the Transform Her Future event hosted by Plan UK, Girls Not Brides and the Gender and Development Network.

Introduction

Thank you for that introduction, and I want to thank our hosts PLAN, Girls Not Brides and the UK Gender and Development Network for organising this event.

I also want to thank all of my officials in DFID who work on this day in and day out, for all of their efforts.

01 Mar 2011 description

A major shake up of Britain's aid programme which will provide 50 million people with the means to help work their way out of poverty was announced today by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

The new strategy will:

- stop 250,000 newborn babies dying needlessly

- save the lives of 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth

- secure schooling for 11 million children - more than we educate in the UK but at 2.5% of the cost

- provide access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to more people than there are in Scotland, Wales and Northern …

28 Feb 2011 description

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes.