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SDGs: why 17 goals and 169 targets might not be such a bad thing

Two researchers argue that though more unwieldy, the comprehensive sustainable development goals are a better springboard for change

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Poor nations’ climate change budget puts health and education funds at risk

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Study exposes funding gaps in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda between plans to address climate change and what is available

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US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

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Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution

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Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million

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Humanitarian emergency grows as Pakistani and Indian relief efforts criticised by aid-workers, amid health fears for survivors . . . → Read More: Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million

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After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan

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The Hazara people have long been repressed and deprived of services. Could a solar power plant offer a glimmer of hope? . . . → Read More: After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan

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Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis

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UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive refugees into drought-stricken Sahel countries already experiencing food insecurity . . . → Read More: Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis

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Ethiopian farmer takes UK to court over ‘brutal’ resettlement policy

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Legal battle launched after man claims he was evicted from his farm and beaten under villagisation scheme funded by UK aid . . . → Read More: Ethiopian farmer takes UK to court over ‘brutal’ resettlement policy

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Aid to Africa: donations from west mask ‘$60bn looting’ of continent

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UK and wealthy states revel in their generosity while allowing their companies to plunder Africa’s resources, say NGOs . . . → Read More: Aid to Africa: donations from west mask ‘$60bn looting’ of continent

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‘Britain is supporting a dictatorship in Ethiopia’

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It’s 30 years since Ethiopia’s famine came to attention in the UK. Now, a farmer plans to sue Britain for human rights abuses, claiming its aid has funded a government programme of torture and beatings as villagers have been removed from their homes . . . → Read More: ‘Britain is supporting a dictatorship in Ethiopia’

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El Salvador luxury developments funded by millions in UK aid

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DfID investment arm paid $3.3m to firm for ‘mega projects’ that have severe impact on local resources, environmentalists allege . . . → Read More: El Salvador luxury developments funded by millions in UK aid

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