16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: aid, development, DFID, poverty
An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris … Continue reading “Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world”
5 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: aid, development, DFID, poverty, SDGs
Ahead of the UK General Election, I joined representatives of 48 other organisations to write an open letter to party leaders. We urged them to rise to the ambition of UK and global commitments to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and tackle the climate emergency, and to show the world what it means to be an … Continue reading “Letter: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development”
17 September 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: aid, development, funding, power, sustainability
It’s crucial that big NGOs like Oxfam help drive change to increase funding and accountability to communities if we’re to truly #shiftthepower
25 August 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: aid, development, sustainability, water
The theme of this year’s World Water Week conference in Sweden is ‘including all.’ I wrote an article for Thomson Reuters Foundation urging delegates to work towards a new approach that goes beyond quick fixes in order to create self-sustaining, resilient systems that continue to function long after the outside aid-tap is turned off.