Why Britain’s decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union (EU) is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa? The decision will fundamentally affect the continent’s relationship with Britain. It will have an impact on trade, aid and diplomacy….

Living on the edge: Rethinking aid amidst complexity

By Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre director These days, a remarkably short and convenient flight takes one from Sussex UK –  where among other STEPS Centre activities this week I’ve been contributing to the post-2015 global sustainable development goals process and the international Future Earth Science Committee  – and Sierra Leone. Here, I’m on my way…

VIDEO: BRAND AID – SHOPPING WELL TO SAVE THE WORLD

Here’s the video of last week’s seminar on Bono, “aid celebrities” and the RED campaign, by Lisa Ann Richey, Professor of International Development Studies at Roskilde University. If embedding doesn’t work, here’s the link: Brand Aid seminar For more about our seminars and other events, see the event list on the STEPS Centre website.

BONO, BRANDS AND AID

Lisa Ann Richey, Professor of International Development Studies at Roskilde University, will be talking about aid partnerships, RED and “aid celebrities” in the next STEPS Centre seminar on 25 November. “For decades, aid has been under attack from right-wing political constituencies in the US, and it is now coming under attack even in European countries…

DEATH BY WATER

The Guardian’s economics editor Larry Elliott turns his attention to sanitation today, in particular, the situation in Bangladesh. “The vacuum [of action on sanitation] needs to be filled – by western governments and by aid organisations – and not just for Bangladesh but for all the even poorer countries in sub-Saharan Africa where sanitation is…