The sweetness of the apricots offsets the spiciness of the curry in this dish which I am sure has no connection with India at all. It is a very quick and easy vegan dish. I usually… Continue reading
The researchers found that women who drank four to five cups per day were 34% less likely to die of heart disease, while men who… Continue reading
In a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Barack Obama has promised to double aid by 2012 if he is elected President:
For the last twenty years, U.S. foreign aid funding has done little more than keep… Continue reading
One of the unconscionable practices in international aid is the “mission” – a team of experts from donor countries who fly out to the developing country to supervise the way that aid is used. For large aid projects, these mission… Continue reading
Many progressives here in the UK have a stereotyped view of US politics (roughly speaking: 'Democrats good, Republicans bad'). These assumptions have been reinforced by negative perceptions of the Bush presidency. And so there is an assumption that the Democrats… Continue reading
Much of the literature about the effectiveness (or otherwise) of aid revolves around whether aid accelerates economic growth.
But there is another purpose to giving aid: to redistribute income and consumption from rich to poor. If aid is taken from… Continue reading
A joint project linking the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for Global Development presented recommendations for transforming U.S. foreign assistance this morning. The recommendation is for a new government department for global… Continue reading
It is irritating to see opponents of abortion seeking to restrict abortion by opportunistically using arguments which they think are superficially persuasive but which bear no relationship to their real views and which they know to be irrelevant.
There are… Continue reading
The International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill will today be voted on for its third reading by the House of Commons. The bill requires the government to produce an annual report assessing progress toward the 0.7% target, the UN's millennium… Continue reading
Here is me on my morning run in Boulder yesterday. This is at the top of Bear Peak, from which there are great views over the Rockies.
Unfortunately I lost Grethe’s phone somewhere down the trail coming down. But the… Continue reading