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Re-post from The Birmingham Brief: A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews


Here ishow my post that appearred on Birmingham University’s Birmingham Brief–an articled titled “A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews”
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Ten myths surrounding US aid/US aid giving


I’ve a feeling that most of the American public and parliamentarians, Republican or Democrat, hate the idea of its country giving foreign aid whilst their special relationship cousins across the Atlantic have been very much for global poverty alleviation Continue reading

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The peculiarity (and possibly hypocrisy) of the UK’s development policy


Recently, there has been a large fire in Israel which prompted the UK to sent assistance. However, does this not beg hypocrisy given that the present government has planned not to provide aid to middle income countries? Continue reading

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DFID and the end of its aid to China


Andrew Mitchell, Alan Duncan and Stephen O’Brien, the new trio in charge of DFID have recently ended DFID’s bilateral aid programme to China. Continue reading

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