Anna Patton is a freelance journalist and media facilitator specializing in global development and social enterprise. Currently based in London, she previously worked with development NGOs and EU/government institutions in Berlin, Brussels and Dar es Salaam as well as in the U.K., and has led media projects with grass-roots communities in Uganda and Kenya. Anna has an master’s degree in European studies — specializing in EU development policy — and is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise program.
Many refugees seeking passage to the United Kingdom find themselves mired in the "Calais Jungle": a humanitarian no-man's land and de facto refugee camp. As many of the world's donors continue to spend more foreign aid within their own borders to cope with the influx of migrants, some wonder whether more or less will be done for Europe's trapped asylum-seekers.
With more and more schools adopting their entrepreneurship program, Ugandan organization Educate! is attracting international attention — and funding. What have they learned about scaling up, and how do they plan to reach 1 million students per year?
A social enterprise incubator in India is challenging some of the thinking around social enterprise and how to support its growth. We spoke to its senior director, who shared five ways UnLtd India is challenging conventional thinking.
Nearly half of DfID's 1,280 U.K.-based staff are currently working out of the Scottish city of East Kilbride. What will happen to them if Scotland decides to break away from the rest of the United Kingdom? With the referendum decision eagerly awaited, we take a look.
Scotland decides on Thursday whether or not to break away from the United Kingdom. If the "Yes" vote wins, how will U.K. aid programs be affected, and how will an independent Scotland shape up as a new donor? An in-depth analysis by our London-based correspondent Anna Patton.