ILO Program Benefits From DfID Assistance

A cooperative program implemented by the International Labor Organization will be able to create more jobs and support up to 1,100 cooperatives with the approximately 5 million pounds (USD7.4 million) worth of additional financing contributed by the U.K., the country’s international minister, Gareth Thomas, announced.

Thomas noted: “Our new funding will help projects like the Uganda Private Midwives Association – which by enabling midwives to set up a savings scheme together meant that they could pay for extra staff and equipment and save lives during pregnancy.”

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.