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Opinion: 2013 – Time to think afresh about International Development?

Lynne Featherstone in Zambia. Photo:  some rights reserved by DFID http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/8220719712/Another year, another set of attacks on development aid in the right-wing press. Prompted by a spectacularly ill-informed paper from Civitas, the Telegraph, Mail and Spectator tried once again to argue, without evidence, that high proportions of British aid are wasted.

The truth is that, under the Coalition, far more attention has been paid to value for money in aid spending than ever before. What is more, there’s little need to speculate about where

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  • User AvatarJennie 1st Jul - 9:58pm
    Excellent article Caron, thank you
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 1st Jul - 9:54pm
    "And btw how did you manage to edit your post??" I'm on the editorial team. I can do anything. ;-)
  • User AvatarAndrew 1st Jul - 9:54pm
    Peter, I do however have some sympathy with your view about destroying the world economy. I would be moving the discussion on to putting money...
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    Speaking as Catherine's running mate last year, no-one knows better than I that she is a tireless servant of the people of the South East...
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    Peter, I don't really want to get into a discussion of the details of climate change models. However I am pretty sure the summary for...
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    IMF director Paulo Batista says that the bailout money went to save the skins of German and French banks: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2015/03/04/imfs-director-batista-greek-bailout-was-to-save-german-french-banks-video/
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