Monthly Archives: June 2012

Valuing European Development Assistance

The UK public may be becoming less supportive of maintaining, let alone increasing, current levels of UK spending on aid even when people were told how much is currently spent, according to a new IPPR and ODI report ‘Understanding public … Continue reading

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Patience is a virtue but is ‘patient capital’ a must for transformational agriculture?

AgDevCo believes that ‘profitable agriculture with strong links to markets is the best route out of poverty for the majority of Africa’s rural poor’.  But how can we ensure that commercial agriculture really does bring transformational benefits to Africa’s smallholder … Continue reading

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Africa’s Rural Youth: A Policy Priority

Last month the International Monetary Fund told the UK government to pull up its economic socks. In addition to recommending more monetary and credit easing, the IMF signalled that unemployment – including youth unemployment – was still too high. The … Continue reading

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