UK's Aid Change

by Developed Africa 3. February 2014 09:00

Last Monday, the UK announced a major change to its aid plans in Africa

The news came last week, as Justine Greening announced the UK's move from poverty alleviation towards economic development in Africa. During the announcement speech, Greening said that:

Economic development is, without question, the only way countries can leave behind enduring and chronic poverty for good."

Her argument chimes well with what Developed Africa believes to be the best approach to development. The private sector. As Greening argued:

being reluctant or uncomfortable about encouraging a more entrepreneurial business environment won't d these developing countries any favours"

This is an encouraging sign of things to come, hopefully. As it would appear that the development and charity sectors are being encouraged to embrace this method of approach as well.


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