In the international development community, “country ownership” is considered a good thing, while criticisims of foreign aid are based on the idea that this is the problem. But only about a third of assistance is actually managed by those it is intended to help.
There are some upsides of a baby that rises in anticipation of the first rays of the morning sun, and for whom the period between ‘completely asleep’ and ‘maniacally wired’ is measured in seconds (sadly a trait inherited from his father).
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is set for a second term as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the sole candidate for a procedural leadership vote at the World Health Assembly (WHA) next week and has the full support of the WHO’s executive board.
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 ...
On the heels of last year’s landmark $93 billion replenishment of the World Bank’s IDA—and with the international community preoccupied with responding to Ukraine—the replenishment of the African Development Fund cannot be an afterthought.
Just as the human body needs blood and a car needs oil, the world’s economy needs US dollars to support global trade and the international financial system. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, central banks have been charged with the “simple” task of keeping economies afloat by containing inflati...
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