Red cat lying on the sofa.

Fat cats

By the end of today, the average Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company will have been paid more than the average employee earns all year.  The same average employee will have been paid more than the average Ethiopian earns all year. Read the full post »
Jill Campbell receives her MBE from Princess Anne.

Supporting our overseas workers (student loans edition)

It is time to change the British government rule which make the children of aid workers ineligible for student finance. Read the full post »
UK PM David Cameron visits a 'UK AID' facility in Wiltshire. He stands in a warehouse with boxes marked UK AID.

Is the UK putting its own interests ahead of the poor in its new aid strategy?

Britain’s new aid strategy has important implications, not only for DFID but for international organisations who will either need to adapt or face losing some of their core funding. Here’s why. Read the full post »
The throne of the House of Lords

Vague about the Constitution

There was nothing unconstitutional about yesterday's decision by the House of Lords. Read the full post »
An old wooden chest on a beach

Financing for development – where the treasure is buried

We won’t get development from global and domestic “tax and spend” alone. We should be focusing more on the huge untapped wealth locked up by policies and behaviour which distort the global economy, creating massive economic, environmental, and welfare losses for most of the world’s population. Read the full post »
An all male panel at the Global Summit for Women

The Pledge

I have resolved not to participate in a panel that does not contain at least one woman (not including the chair of the panel). Read the full post »