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Devex Examines Germany’s Foreign Aid Budget

Devex: Germany, foreign aid, and the elusive 0.7% “In 2016, Germany became the world’s second-largest aid donor by volume — but as the country grapples with its new role as a development leader, the debate over the future of its aid budget is far from settled. … Germany is likely…

E.U. Provides Funding To Philippine Red Cross To Address Dengue Outbreak

Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines: European Union brings relief to the victims of dengue outbreak in the Philippines “In response to the ongoing dengue outbreak in the Philippines, the European Union is providing €100,000 EUR (PHP 5.670 million) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected…

Devex Examines Increase In Number Of DFID’s Joint Ministers

Devex: What does the increase in joint ministers mean for DFID? Experts weigh in “As the dust settles in Westminster after last week’s leadership change, the U.K. Department for International Development is still standing but has undergone a major ministerial overhaul — including the appointment of its first-ever joint minister…

Number Of HIV-Related Deaths Increased In 2018 In Russia, Health Ministry Data Show

Moscow Times: HIV-Related Deaths on the Rise in Russia — Health Ministry “More people have died from HIV-related causes in Russia last year than in 2017 as the country grapples with a rise in infections, according to Health Ministry data cited by the Kommersant business daily on Wednesday…” (7/31). TASS:…

Aid Experts Remain Wary Of Potential Changes At DFID Under Prime Minister Johnson

Devex: DFID and U.K. aid still under threat, experts warn “The U.K. Department for International Development is still at risk of being merged, scrapped, or having its budget plundered by other departments, despite having survived the first week of aid-skeptic Boris Johnson’s premiership, aid experts have warned. … [W]hile [Alok]…

Opinion Piece Outlines 5 Priorities For DFID’s New Leader

Devex: Opinion: 5 priorities for Alok Sharma, DFID’s new leader Fergus Drake, chief executive of Crown Agents “…The appointment of Alok Sharma as the fifth secretary of state for international development in just four years marks yet another new era to which the aid community in the United Kingdom must…

New U.K. International Development Secretary Sharma States Support For U.K. Aid Budget

The Telegraph: New development secretary Alok Sharma signals he will protect U.K. aid budget “New international development secretary Alok Sharma has signaled that he is committed to sticking with the U.K.’s contribution to foreign aid. In a statement published on the day of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Sharma…

U.K. PM Johnson Appoints Alok Sharma As International Development Secretary

Devex: DFID survives another day as Alok Sharma named new secretary of state “Alok Sharma was named as the U.K.’s latest secretary of state for international development on Wednesday, joining the cabinet of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He becomes the Department for International Development’s fifth leader in four years,…

Development Community Awaits New British PM Johnson’s Treatment Of DFID; Stewart Steps Down As International Development Secretary

Devex: Boris in, Rory out amid fears for future of U.K. aid “Boris Johnson was announced as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister Tuesday afternoon as aid leaders urged him to protect the country’s development commitments. The first immediate impact for the development community was the resignation of International Development…