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New DFID Leadership Team Sets Out Priorities (Devex)
February 1, 2018
From the article:
...Owen Barder, director of Center for Global Development Europe, told Devex: “I was struck by their view that there is no conflict between maintaining poverty reduction as the central objective of aid, and using aid to pursue the British national interest.”
“While that may be true in principle, in practice it is easy to see how pursuit of the national interest could lead to spending aid in ways that are less effective for poverty reduction — and in that context I was glad to hear a firm rejection of any suggestion of returning to ‘tied aid.’”