March 2015


Your chance to hold party leaders to account on live television

The ITV leaders’ debate, featuring seven party leaders, is a great chance to ensure that development remains an important issue for all political parties.

Sightsavers blog

Social enterprise in India

People in developing countries often don't have access to basic health services or medicines, but Coca-Cola can be bought even in remote corners of Africa.

A mother with her son in Dhaka. He is wearing his new spectacles.
Sightsavers Reports

Bangladesh Dhaka Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project: end-of-term evaluation

The project aimed to strengthen eye care facilities, increase awareness of eye care among poor urban communities, and increase access to eye services.

A young girl raises her hand in a classroom full of other children.

Your chance to ask the UN Secretary General a question

Until Sunday 27 March, you have the opportunity to put a question to the candidates for United Nations Secretary General 2016.

A smiling surgeon outside a clinic in Senegal.
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UK bill ensures global aid spending will remain at 0.7%

The bill committing the UK to continue spending 0.7% of gross national income on global aid will be enshrined in law.

A woman with a disability

How double discrimination punishes women with disabilities

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, but there’s not much to celebrate if you’re a woman living with a disability in a developing country.

A teacher writing on a blackboard in front of a group of children.

Children with disabilities most likely to be denied education

Children with disabilities, children in conflict areas and girls are the most likely to miss out on going to school, according to a new campaign.

Nacel sits in a dark room with her hand resting on a table.
Sightsavers blog

In the beginning, there was 2015…

If you’re reading this, the chances are you’ve heard of the Post-2015 discussions – at what will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire.

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Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.