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Launched in Brussels on 19th May, this year’s flagship AidWatch report entitled 'Challenging self-interest: Getting EU aid fit for the fight against poverty' says that aid is becoming increasingly dictated by domestic political agendas.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will meet this week [6 April] to discuss how to use the extra $2.8 billion windfall it made from selling 403.3 tons of gold late last year. The windfall profits should be used to cancel the debts of poor countries facing crises outside their control.

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A poll commissioned by Oxfam and carried out in six European countries found a majority of people in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy all support a Robin Hood Tax.

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Oxfam's Adam Askew assesses the progress towards the Millennium Development goals, and explains what needs to be done to rescue the MDGs.

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No maple leaf can hide the shame of Canada’s summit of broken promises

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, international agency Oxfam criticized the leaders for their failure to deliver on their promises and for trying to divert attention by cobbling together a small initiative for maternal and child health.

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Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr record an original version of the iconic Simple Minds song 'Promised You a Miracle' to draw attention to the hundreds of thousands of women still dying from avoidable complications in childbirth and pregnancy.

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When aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country.

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Aid makes a real difference to the lives of the poorest people around the world. It is a vital way to help to lift millions of people out of poverty. This short animation explains why.

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A sand storm in Darfur. It is possible to travel for hundreds of kilometres without seeing a single hospital or health clinic. Schools, too, are few and far between. Credit: Adrian McIntyre/Oxfam

The 2009 overseas aid figures released today by the OECD show that rich countries are failing to deliver on their promises to poorer countries. The amount of aid has fallen by $3.5 billion when compared with last year’s prices.

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