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News Archive for November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street to go to the House of Commons to make the Summer Statement. Picture by Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street.

Is Reducing Aid in the National Interest?

Following the UK government's announcement that they will be reducing overseas aid, OU researcher, Lizzie Babister, explores the implications of this move. 

30 November 2020, 09:23
Photo by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Flickr. The union jack flag flies above the FCO office building in Whitehall, Lond

Why switching aid to defence may not increase UK security

UK government to increase defence spending by £16bn and slash overseas aid by £3bn. Alan Shipman highlights why switching aid to defence may not increase UK security.

25 November 2020, 17:04
Head and shoulders photo of Celia Bartlett

Surfer Celia’s balancing act helps secure Grand Union Scholarship

After graduating from the Open University’s MSc in Global Development Management, Celia Bartlett secured a prestigious Studentship researching equity for women coffee producers.

10 November 2020, 17:22

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