As many people across the world celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during this month of Pride, we discuss how and why the UK should better promote and protect the rights of LGBTQ+ communities in developing countries through its aid programme.
In this piece, we explore how training combined with mobility could play a big role in creating the required skills needed— and we offer recommendations to policymakers to pursue this two-pronged plan.
How have the ways in which political parties think about and frame global challenges to the electorate changed over the last three decades, as both the challenges and the political climate have shifted? One way to answer this question is to look at their election manifestos. Though the way in which ...
In the UK’s newly released international development strategy, the government commits to upping bilateral finance to 75 percent of the FCDO’s total aid spend by 2025. Here, we look at what this means for budgets, and for the UK’s international role.
Earlier this month two working papers came out hat produce estimates of poverty for India using different sources of data. In this blog post, we reflect on the dramatically different poverty estimates produced by each paper, and the source of the discrepancy.
This week, the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) released their data on new registrations to work as nurses and midwives in the UK for 2021-22. It shows that nearly half—23,408 registrations—came from foreign-trained nurses and midwives.
The UK’s Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s famous two-test decision rule for increasing the UK’s aid budget back to 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) is expected to be met next year. If that holds true, it means that the UK has a little less than ...
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