Eradicating poverty requires far more than aid

Commenting on the Department for International Development’s new strategy for economic development, Christian Aid welcomed its focus on beyond-aid issues such as tax and transparency and its attention to the whole economy, and called on the rest of the government to work together to support genuinely sustainable development.

“Unless the entire British government does all in its power to stop multinationals and corrupt elites siphoning billions out of those countries using tax havens, we are unlikely to see much change. To really boost poor nations’ economic development, the UK should take a leading role in plugging the leaky bucket of the International tax system.” said Toby Quantrill, the charity’s Head of Economic Development.

— source christianaid.org.uk

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