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After a back-n-forth with @DFID_UK via Twitter regarding their newest model’s take on transparency, I got out of them their newly published document (pdf) stating how they will act differently in delivering their aid monies and (apparently) which countries will be cut out from their funding. Many writers from The Guardian are all flustered about the likes Niger and Cambodia being cut from DFiD’s budget and aid programing because “these countries are the poorest nations in the world”. Hate to break it to you, but there are many nations whose populations live in poverty. Is  it the UK’s (and USAID, etc.) responsible to fund all countries in need of financial assistance? No. The line has to be drawn, and I applaud DFiD”s hard-line stance in doing so.

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Posted March 2, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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