Howard Taylor

Do they know it's Christmas?

24 years ago, Irish singer Bob Geldof co-wrote 'Do they know it's Christmas?' to raise money for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia.  The song has been re-released twice since then, each time with a new line-up of artists. …

What do people do all day?

My son has a book called 'What do people do all day?'  It doesn't include anyone who works in development, so I hope these new blogs by DFID staff can help put that right, and explain to people what we …

Coffee and roses...

Finally, I’m off and running… or perhaps crawling? In August 2008 I moved to Addis Ababa with my wife and two small children to become Head of DFID Ethiopia. Many people think of Ethiopia as a dry and dusty country. …