A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
Posts Tagged: Overseas Aid
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
We should measure the success of our aid programmes by the good we achieve, not simply by the amount of money we spend.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
He is the only candidate who can further the work of the project to which Esther McVey and I are so committed.
Stephen Crabb and Desmond Swayne: The next Prime Minister must uphold Britain’s commitment to overseas aid
It’s so much more than charity: it bolsters our diplomacy and nurtures trading partners and military allies around the world.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
He is one of the few middle-ranking Ministers who, while others were fleeing for the hills, girded himself up – and went out to fight for May’s Brexit deal.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
At the same time, my research shows some of the hurdles any theoretical new movement will have to cross if it is to survive contact with reality.
Huw Merriman: To ensure that the aid budget is spent carefully, let DFID, not the Foreign Office, control it
The Taxpayers’ Alliance is right to demand responsible stewardship of valuable resources. But we should not mess with the aid rules.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Ultimately, it is economic growth not traditional aid which will support the growing populations of the developing world.