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Aid to developing countries can work

Far from creating dependency, strategic assistance from the West can help developing countries to help themselves

By Larry Elliott  /  The Guardian

The disparity between welfare policy at home and welfare policy abroad has certainly made the attacks of the anti-aid lobby more politically potent.

However, it is not coalition policy toward countries facing what Jamie Drummond, co-founder of One, calls the three extremes — extreme poverty, extreme climate change and extremist ideology — that is incomprehensible. It is the rest of it.

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