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16 Aug 2018 description

The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for up to one million of the world’s most marginalised girls. Access to a good quality education will give these girls the chance of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

These projects were selected through an open and transparent process and assessed for their ability to implement new and effective ways to get girls into school, keep them there and make sure they receive a good quality education in ways which are sustainable beyond the GEC funding.

26 Feb 2018 description

Penny Mordaunt spoke to the aid sector at their annual gathering in London.

We’ve just 12 years left to fulfil our promise to the world’s poorest, and the commitment so central to the Global Goals – to Leave No One Behind.

We set ourselves the task that by 2030 every child will have the chance of a decent education, but we are 85 years adrift on current projections – not set to achieve that until 2115.

That is better though than our current assessment on when we will end malnutrition – we are looking at least a century before delivering that.

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

16 Mar 2012 description

In May 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron reaffirmed our mutual commitment to improving the lives of the world’s poorest people through the U.S.-UK Partnership for Global Development. Through the Partnership, we are working together to achieve better results by advancing economic growth; preventing conflict in fragile states; improving global health, particularly for girls and women; strengthening mutual accountability, transparency, and measurement of results; and mitigating the effects of climate change.

09 Dec 2011 description

Thank you, Mr President.

One year ago, we brought these negotiations back from the brink. As the global economic crisis deepened, we turned away from low ambition.

This year, we must back high ambition. Economic uncertainty may be dominating the headlines, but emissions are rising fast. Against dark skies, we must summon the strength to commit to a brighter future.

09 Nov 2011 description

Press Release - Department for International Development: Transferring cash and assets to the poor

9 November 2011

Directly providing international aid to the most poor and vulnerable people is showing clear and immediate benefits, according to the National Audit Office.

29 Oct 2011 description
  1. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. The humanitarian crisis now affecting the Horn of Africa is a tragic reminder of the chronic food insecurity that afflicts many parts of that continent.

14 Jan 2010 description

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Kinnock, is visiting Kenya on 13-15 January for wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and regional issues with members of Government, Parliament and civil society.

President Mwai Kibaki

On the first day of her visit she met President Kibaki and other members of the government, including Minister for Foreign Affairs Moses Wetangula, for discussions on constitutional review in Kenya, the mutual value of trade and investment between the two countries, Kenya's primary education programme and other political and socio-economic developments in the …

01 Dec 2009 description

The UK Government is determined to help fight corruption in Kenya. This brochure explains why fighting corruption matters, what initiatives there are in Kenya and how we are supporting them.

26 Oct 2009 description

Fourth Special Report

On 2 June 2009 the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2008-09, Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in a Global Economic Downturn, HC 179-I. On 9 October 2009 we received the Government's Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.

In the Government Response, the Committee's conclusions and recommendations are in bold text.

02 Jun 2009 description


The developing world was not responsible for causing the current economic crisis, but it is paying a heavy price for mistakes made by rich countries. Poor countries are experiencing significantly reduced income from trade, remittances and foreign investment. As a result, an additional 90 million people are expected to be living in poverty by the end of 2010, and 400,000 more children are likely to die. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty has been set back three years.

11 Oct 2008 description

Millions of families across Kenya will be better protected against malaria this weekend as a result of a UK Government-funded campaign to upgrade every bed-net in the country.

The four-day 'bed-net blitz' will give people the opportunity to exchange old or damaged nets for new ones and strengthen existing nets with mosquito-killing insecticide for free.

An estimated 3.5 million nets will be given a new lease of life, increasing the total number of effective nets in the country to 11 million.

10 Jan 2008 description

Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said on 10 January 2008:

'I understand that President Kufuor, the Chair of the African Union, has appointed former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Graca Machel and former President Mkapa to carry forward Africa's efforts to resolve the Kenya crisis. The United Kingdom offers its full support to these efforts.

'The principles of our approach remain:

- to secure a rapid end to the violence: hundreds have already been tragically killed.

06 Jan 2008 description


Well could a government of national unity be the answer to Kenya's current crisis? Well joining me now is the British High Commissioner in Kenya, Adam Wood. Commissioner, a very good morning to you there in Nairobi for us today. National unity - there doesn't seem to be a lot of unity frankly, certainly in the slums of the city you're in right now.


Good afternoon from Nairobi. Currently the situation appears a little calmer across Kenya.

02 Jan 2008 description

Joint statement cites independent reports of serious voting irregularities

By Stephen Kaufman

08 Jun 2007 description

A team of British Army medics supported by engineers and specialist drivers are helping to improve the lives of villagers living in some of the most remote areas of Kenya.

The medics are doing their bit to try and eradicate childhood diseases by running an immunisation programme for thousands of Kenyans living in remote and inaccessible communities.

The immunisation programme, part of a much wider scheme which also includes building wells to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases, is carried out every year by the British Army.