This is not really related to conflict directly, but worth giving a plug here to the Robin Hood Campaign that has launched today in the UK. It's a campaign for a small tax on bankers that could generate billions for international development. A wide coalition of charities has lined up behind the campaign, and already it's gathering a lot of support. Certainly at a time when international development budgets are being squeezed, this would be very welcome indeed.

More information on the campaign can be found at www.robinhoodtax.org.uk. (Especially worth watching is the Bill Nighy video explaining the tax).

Posted by Ruairi Nolan, Insight on Conflict, 10 February 2010