Britain's Aid Budget: Money Well Spent? – Owen Barder on BBC

November 29, 2016

Today we present a slightly unusual edition of the CGD Podcast. We are bringing you highlights of an excellent discussion held at CGD's offices in London which involved, among others, CGD’s Owen Barder. It was a special edition of the Radio 4 program The World Tonight, organized and broadcast by my former colleagues at BBC Radio. 

The discussion focused on the UK's aid budget. The panel considered whether it was right for the UK legislated to spend 0.7% of gross national income on development. They also discussed attempts to make aid more transparent, ways to tackle corruption, and how to think of international development in a political landscape where major countries seem to be turning inward.

Listen to the podcast above, and check out the complete broadcast on the BBC website.


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