Damian Radcliffe

links for 2010-10-27

In Daily Links on October 28, 2010 at 2:01 am
  • The Department for International Development (DFID) is a highly performing development agency, the world’s best in many global rankings of aid donors and a powerful symbol of Britain’s commitment to international development. Nevertheless, supporters of foreign aid need to reflect on the value for money that their cause is getting with the coalition government’s announcement to expand DFID’s budget as other departments are slashed and burned. Immunity for DFID from fiscal belt-tightening may not be desirable for achieving a sustainable and effective foreign aid programme in the long run.
  • Google has announced a donation of $5 million for innovation in digital journalism — $2 million will go to the Knight Foundation and $3 million will go toward international news efforts
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