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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Black Lives Matter protest in USA
17 June 2020
This public moment on Black Lives Matter is our chance to interrogate and dismantle racism and anti-blackness in international development.
16 June 2020
Boris Johnson announces DFID will merge with FCO, despite aid watchdogs’ evidence that scrapping DFID risks diverting UK aid away from reducing poverty.
Covid-19 testing in Madagascar
9 June 2020
Our latest survey reveals a startling funding gap for INGOs fighting Covid-19 overseas, with 41% of them responding to the crisis without additional funding.