Tag Archives: publish what you fund

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

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , and | 22 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Brad Barrows
    For all the talk of the need to get a progressive alliance to help oust the Tories, the reality in Scotland is that the Liberal Democrats are involved in 5 coun...
  • Brad Barrows
    Calling for more police on the streets, it itself, is not going to reduce the likelihood of young men carrying knives. What we must also be willing to support i...
  • Martin
    Alec Macfie raises a very important point about turnout, which links to my comments about electoral legitimacy. Voting in an election that is spurned by major ...
  • theakes
    Peter Martin, History shows you are probably incorrect, Eastbourne displayed that 30 years ago. High turnout and heavy Lib Dem gain. ....
  • John Marriott
    @Mark Vallarades The “Québec libre” quote comes, of course, from President Charles De Gaulle. On a state visit to Canada on the pretext of visiting the Mo...