Trade is absolutely essential for international development, and Britain’s primary relationship with many developing countries is not one of aid, but of trade. After 31 December this year, the UK will ‘take back control’ of trade policy for the first time in nearly 50 years.
IGNORE THE SCEPTICS - AID ABROAD WILL SAVE LIVES AT HOME How Covid aid abroad will save lives at home. James Cowan, CEO of landmine charity The HALO Trust says the last month has been the Covid ‘Battle of Britain’.
It is hard to imagine a more beautiful place in the world than Chizarira National Park in Zimbabwe. Sitting atop the Zambezi escarpment, with views across the community lands to Lake Kariba and on to Zambia, Chizarira has over 25 permanent fresh water springs feeding myriad streams and rivers that...
The Rt. Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, former Secretary of State for International Development recently wrote an article for The Daily Telegraph on the role of the Department for International Development.
CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by a project Umubano 2017 alumni Dr Suzanne Bartington. Working with colleagues at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (UR-CST) Suzanne has been able to extend the legacy of the first Umubano visit in a professional capacity.
CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by Jakob Kopperud, the World Bank Special Representative to the UK & Ireland and head of the World Bank office in London. As we mark End Poverty Day on 17th October, we need to remember that we live in a world...
CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by the International Department of the Conservative Party. This report is the result of a collaboration between the Conservative Party, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy (REPRESENT) at the Universities of...
Writing on Conservative Home on 12 June CFID members and Project Umubano alumni Stephen Crabb MP and Sir Desmond Swayne MP call for those in the Conservative Leadership contest to uphold our commitment to international development.
The Telegraph reported on Baroness Liz Sugg speech defending UKaid use to fight the global rollback of women's rights.
Writing to The Times on 11 June, former DFID Secretary of State defended the 0.7% target. He argues that Ministers must be careful that highly questionable spending does not undermine the UK’s international leadership as a development superpower.