International development

The Department for Fragile States?

2 June 2010 11:03

The Department for International Development (DFID) should forsake peaceful but poor countries and instead turn into “a world leader in…

Building on the coalition’s good start

15 May 2010 13:01

A week in, and I am loving the Conservative-led government. The new line-up of Secretaries of State is very impressive…

Overseas aid could be a Tory winner in Con-Lib fights

18 April 2010 19:54

As the Conservatives start looking at areas where the Liberal Democrats are weak, or where differences can be drawn between…

What is ring-fencing in LibDem land?

14 April 2010 12:41

On Sunday, on the Politics Show Vince Cable said that David Laws had been wrong to say on Newsnight that…

An election victory is only the start of the battle for Cameron

24 January 2010 16:52

The News of the World has done its poll of marginal seats today (story here, Anthony Wells here) – a…

Getting rid of the 0.7 percent aid target

14 January 2010 9:05

A leader in yesterday’s Times concentrated on the Conservatives’ aid policy – and, in particular, their commitment (shared by the…

Labour may not be able to exploit one of the Tories’ biggest weaknesses – but that doesn’t mean others won’t

21 August 2009 14:41

Here at Coffee House Towers, we frequently point out the risks with the Tories’ pledge to keep on increasing health…