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Africa subsidises the rest of the world by over $40 billion in one year, according to new research

Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa. The study finds that African countries receive $161.6 billion in resources such as … Continue reading

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Power and privilege- taking a look at ourselves

Reposting today’s HPA blog from Martin about readdressing power balances internally, and in the wider development sector. Two years ago we worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the … Continue reading

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Frankie Boyle does development, colonialism, racism

Nothing left to say after such a brilliant piece, except read it in full on the Guardian website here. One highlight: Even our charity is essentially patronising. Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Give … Continue reading

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Drugs, Poverty and Development – Policy Solutions?

Panel Discussion “Drugs, Poverty & Development – Policy Solutions?” 26 February 2015 | 17:30 to 18:30| IPU ROOM The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) and Health Poverty Action (HPA) invite you to a discussion on drugs policy as a driver … Continue reading

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Embrace the complex and temper the ego!

Two reports that really stood out for me last year were Honest Accounts? (by a group of African and UK NGOs) and The State of Finance for Developing Countries, 2014 (by Eurodad). Both reports represent highly impressive attempts to calculate … Continue reading

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Meeting – UK development sector and illicit drugs policy

Christian Aid and Health Poverty Action are hosting a meeting of development and other NGOs to discuss creating a joint position for the UK development sector on the issue of illicit drugs policy.  The meeting will take place at 10 am on … Continue reading

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We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off

For those who haven’t seen the responses coming out of Africa to the fourth appearance of the Band Aid single earlier this week, Al Jazeera collected a number of critiques of the ‘white saviour complex’ in this article. Ghanaian musician … Continue reading

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