Category - Development

  • November 4, 2011

    The development ambitions of the G20 are not evident in the draft summit communique leaked to the media this morning (4 November), says CAFOD.

  • September 25, 2011

    Two UK government initiatives to improve the lives of women in the developing world have been welcomed by Christian Aid this past week.

  • July 7, 2011

    Millions of people across East Africa are looking down the barrel of the worst famine for 60 years. Thousands of families have picked up their possessions to walk towards what they hope is better pasture land, towards countries that might hold the promise of food.

  • June 13, 2011

    Yemen has been much in the news of late – and the situation there is often portrayed rather negatively. Ekklesia’s Simon Barrow interviewed Progressio’s enterprising on-the-ground representative in Yemen, Abeer Al-Absi, to find out how she sees the situation, and to discover how the strands of hope can be threaded together. The discussion includes the role of women and the HIV-AIDS challenge.

  • January 5, 2011

    The current government in Ghana has declared that it intends to make the West African nation a 'first world' country by 2020. That is clearly fanciful, but recent oil discoveries mean that huge amounts of money will undoubtedly be spent over the next ten years. The question is, what will this mean for the people of Ghana as a whole, and especially for those trying to escape poverty?

  • October 20, 2010

    Christian Aid has welcomed the UK government’s international aid pledge, while acknowledging the pain of public spending cuts victims in Britain.

  • October 13, 2010

    Peace, migrants' rights, freedom of religion, security and development are the four priority themes adopted by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

  • June 22, 2010

    The government has missed an opportunity to raise more money to protect the poorest in the UK from spending cuts and VAT rises, and help tackle global poverty and climate change, says Oxfam.

  • March 29, 2010

    African religious leaders have called on their governments to back calls for a strong, comprehensive treaty against arms trading, with funds redirected to development.

  • May 26, 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.