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aid effectiveness

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Aid: protection or production

With Britain re-embracing a closer alignment of aid programmes and foreign policy, will support be given to countries attempting to build a base for their economic growth? Jenny Congrave sought some answers.
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Think tanks urges government to compensate Africa for brain drain

Donors must channel funds to replace lost skills, says Africa Research Institute. In a briefing published today – ‘After The Promises: Re-thinking UK policy in Africa,’ – the Africa Research Institute urges the government to dedicate a share of its international...
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After the Promises: Re-thinking UK Policy in Africa

Coalition government in the UK is an opportunity to revise policy on Africa. More aid to Africa is touted as proof of politicians’ compassion and conscience. But an emerging cross-party consensus has ignored significant policy failures. Democracy, trade, technology and regional...
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Think Small: The example of small grants, in Madagascar By Brian Donaldson

In this Policy Voice, former British Ambassador to Madagascar Brian Donaldson argues that Britain should increase existing funding for small grants in developing countries, and commit to supporting independent small grants schemes in countries where it does not have a diplomatic...