Woman holding a placard on a march

The question campaigners hate to answer, but need to

Kirsty McNeill on the tough question campaigners need to ask themselves in order to make change.


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Downing street
18 December 2019
We look at the winners and losers from the general election following the Conservative party victory, and what this wholesale change could mean for international development.
The UN
18 December 2019
An analysis of the talking points and decisions from UN COP25 climate conference from the Development and Environment Group
Polling station
26 November 2019
We round up the Conservative Party's plans and pledges on aid, climate change, human rights, conflict policy and other areas of international development.