Tuesday, 8 May 2012

David Cameron must be prepared to learn in his post-MDGs role at UN

David Cameron is as well-qualified as any other leader of a developed country to jointly chair a new UN committee on the next round of global development targets that will replace the millennium development goalsin 2015. Which is not very. To date there is no evidence of any understanding on his part of the problems facing developing countries.
His only credential, and the reason he got the job, is that his government has demonstrated a commitment to aid increases, which are wrongly seen as a proxy for commitment to poverty reduction. Those calling for ever more aid should congratulate themselves that one outcome of their efforts is the leader of a rightwing Conservative-led government which is implementing structural adjustment at home being given a starring role in deciding the future of development for the next 15 years.

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