Infrastructure

Monsoon season poses a serious risk for Bangladesh’s refugee communities

Severe weather brought on by the monsoon season in Bangladesh poses a significant risk to the refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar. Since August 2017 the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) estimates...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development Forum have put together a list of Oscar winners and nominees who also play leading roles in humanitarian relief and...

Solar power is key for bringing electricity to all Indians

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a $2.5 billion plan to electrify every Indian household by 2019. Currently 240 million still have no access to electrical power; solar power is likely...

World Bank calls for a new approach towards forced displacement crises

The World Bank’s latest report ‘Cities of Refuge in the Middle East’ highlights the need for a new approach towards addressing forced urban displacement. Currently, forced displacement...

Working together with water: effective collaboration protects our most precious resource

Our very existence depends upon taking in sufficient water:  it is the main constituent of our bodies, accounting for around 60% of an average adult´s weight. Without water, our organs cannot...

India takes bold step towards building huge waterways project

The Indian government has signalled its intent to go ahead with a major infrastructure project that could create thousands of jobs in the country. The government has today signed a $375 million loan agreement...

African Development Bank urges increase in renewables and climate financing

The African Development Bank has used a major speech in Ethiopia to call for greater investment in renewable energy and climate resiliency. Speaking at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa...

Canada doubles its contribution to the Global Partnership for Education

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced at the World Economic Forum this week that the country will now provide $180 million each year to the Global Partnership for Education, a doubling...

Germany commits new funds to help Somalia recover from drought

The German government has announced it will commit €24.6m to support essential urban infrastructure in Somalia. The news is the first collaboration between Germany and the World Bank, which will channel...

New $101 million deal to build essential infrastructure in Angola

The African Development Bank has agreed a new deal to loan Angola over $100 million to develop vital infrastructure projects in the province of Cabinda. The agreement was officially signed at a ceremony...

Innovator of the Year Award: Finalists Announced!

AIDF is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalist for its "Innovator of the Year Award". We received a large number of nominations recognising inspiring leadership, creative problem solving and innovative...

European Union takes over role to combat conflict diamonds

On Friday, the European Union formally took over the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process and will spearhead the international initiative to combat the trade in conflict diamonds. The process was launched...