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Enough Food For Everyone
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Bond are helping to coordinate a major new campaign that aims to tackle global hunger and its causes.
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Voices against hunger
The IF campaign are hosting an event to hear directly from campaigners from Tanzania and Kenya about why we need to push world leaders to tackle the causes of hunger, and how we can make it happen.
The free event, in London on the 22 May, will look at the importance of nutrition and how we can campaign to stop big companies dodging their taxes.
Six Bond member organisations feature as case studies in a new report by the Independent Commission on Aid Impact on the Department for International Development's Programme Partnership Agreements.
The report makes recommendations about the strategic importance of such grants and the potential to add value through closer alignment with DFID's goals.
Responding to the report, Bond Chief Executive Ben Jackson said: "We welcome the report's emphasis on learning, and its praise for the Learning Partnership. Bond believes there is great potential for shared learning between PPA grant holders and for monitoring and evaluation approaches to enhance learning opportunities".
Do middle income countries need aid?
Three schools of thought on aid and middle income countries are outlined in new reports: "fragility matters", "people matter" and "community matters".
Bond has published Do Middle Income Countries Need Aid, by economist Anna Thomas, and What Future for EU Development Cooperation in Middle Income Countries, by Sian Herbert for the Overseas Development Institute.
A workshop was held for members to discuss the findings of the reports and to inform the third and final report of the project, which will be published in June. Guardian columnist Jonathan Glennie, speaking at the event, criticised the idea that the aim of aid should be to make itself unnecessary, arguing that conflict and inequality will not disappear.
Cameron and Obama talk tax dodging
Responding to President Obama and David Cameron's comments on the G8, Sally Copley, Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign spokesperson, said:
"We are pleased David Cameron raised the vast sums poor countries lose to tax dodging with President Obama. But the UK Government does not need to wait for the G8 to take action - it should act now to crackdown on UK-controlled tax havens which deprive poor countries of countless billions each year.
"President Obama is right that this G8 is a real opportunity to tackle hunger and malnutrition. To make the most of this opportunity, the Prime Minister needs to ensure his ambition on nutrition is backed by financing."
Bond member Christian Aid this week launched a report on Hunger: the Hidden Cost of Tax Injustice.
No 0.7% in the Queen's Speech
Responding to the absence of aid legislation in the Queen's Speech, Ben Jackson, Chief Executive of Bond said:
"It is very disappointing. This was a missed opportunity for the government to deliver its commitment to enshrine the UK’s aid promise.
"This legislation has cross-party support and was included in both the coalition agreement and the mid-term review.
"Legislation would ensure that the UK continues to meet its aid promise for as long as it is needed and this would also send a strong signal to other leaders, many of whom will be in the UK for the G8 summit in June, that they too should meet and maintain their aid targets."
Amy Dodd, Coordinator of the UK Aid Network, said:
"We are all disappointed that the Government seems to be reneging on a promise they made both to the British electorate and the world’s poorest people."
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