Development advocates have to make the case for aid and development policy. They are right to say that development is in the national interest of the donor, but it may be a mistake to put this at the centre of the argument. Most people don’t need to be convinced that development is desirable; they need to be convinced that aid works.To be fair, the trio on the Newshour also made some of these points, but Owen’s analysis is well worth reading in full.
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