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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Women carrying UK aid bags in Nepal
4 April 2019
The 2018 ODA stats show the UK meeting the 0.7% spending target, with an extra £487m spent on UK aid compared to 2017.
US government delegation talking to civil society representatives at the UN in Geneva
1 April 2019
As engagement between government and CSOs deteriorates, we highlight the potential dangers of government bypassing civil society, and the value of CSOs to formulating better public policy.
11 Downing Street, residence of the Chancellor
29 March 2019
The 2019 Spending Review determines how government spending is to be distributed across departments, including spending on aid.