What The Fact?

Sorting facts from fiction on key global development, human rights and justice issues

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In a world of extreme inequalities, the spread of hate speech, populism and fake news, the need to check claims, facts and data sources on the global stage is more important than ever.

Aligning with the principles of the International Fact Checking Network, we check claims by influencers, from local to national to transnational that relate to human rights and international human development. Transparent fact checking is a powerful instrument of accountability, and we need your help.

‘Aid doesn’t work’

We have all heard it, time and time again – international aid just doesn’t work. It doesn’t achieve its objectives, it wastes money and it would be better spent here at home. What The Fact? investigates.

Does $1.90 a day keep global poverty away?

There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target – to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015 – five years ahead of schedule, in 2010.

Spotlight on AfricaCheck.org

The AfricaCheck.org website is a treasure trove of reliable information, facts, resources, factsheets, tips, data, blogs, podcasts, etc., for those interested and concerned about the misrepresentation and spreading of fake news/lies on a wide range of issues and topics covering the continent of Africa.