Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
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I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Edward Parson: Keep the International Development Department. But scrap the 0.7 per cent aid target.
DFID managed its portfolio with far greater efficiency than the Foreign Office. But it should improve how it aligns traditional aid objectives with Britain’s goals.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
Truss is the new Womens’ Minister, Goldsmith will attend Cabinet. The Government is reshuffled at Ministerial level.
Seven changes in all given the recent run of resignations: it all has a bit of a provisional feel.
We should measure the success of our aid programmes by the good we achieve, not simply by the amount of money we spend.
Lord Ashcroft: More woe for St Helena. New figures reveal that its airport has failed to bring an influx of visitors
Sadly, neither I nor others have a magic wand to wave but, for starters, the island needs to become far more accessible to the outside world.
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
Much of politics is teamwork. Can he now create a coalition among Tory MPs, not to mention Party members, that builds on his appeal to many voters?
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Ultimately, it is economic growth not traditional aid which will support the growing populations of the developing world.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
Mordaunt: Let’s champion “the invisible women who keep…our nation going.” Her women’s suffrage centenary speech: full text
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
The last in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.