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Many commentators have legitimately asked how, in a year when attention was meant to be focused on Africa, and only a few weeks after the G8 summit, we have managed to let such a crisis develop in a peaceful and democratic country.
Eurostat and the UK Office of National Statistics have announced an important decision which will pave the way for governments to contribute to the pilot version of Gordon Brown's proposed International Finance Facility, and perhaps eventually to the full...
There is a missing link between the generous financial commitments, and the chance of the citizens of many countries around the world realizing the benefits of this commitment.
Aid is being (again) explicitly linked to security objectives in the EU and US. But whether this is a threat or an opportunity for the development community and developing countries is unclear.
Some issues fail to excite policy makers. They are complex, costly and do not help them win elections.