THE CONVERSATION: Gesture politics and foreign aid: evidence vs spin

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Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt has warned recipient governments that they face cuts in UK aid if they don’t “put their hands in their pockets”. Her warning is grounded on a claim of public concern: “Nagging doubts persist for many people, about what we are doing, why we are doing it … especially when there are domestic needs and a national debt to address.” It is a compelling point but, as it turns out, one for which there is actually very little evidence.

Period30 Jan 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleGesture politics and foreign aid: evidence vs spin
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/01/18
    DescriptionSecretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt has warned recipient governments that they face cuts in UK aid if they don’t “put their hands in their pockets”. Her warning is grounded on a claim of public concern: “Nagging doubts persist for many people, about what we are doing, why we are doing it … especially when there are domestic needs and a national debt to address.” It is a compelling point but, as it turns out, one for which there is actually very little evidence.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/gesture-politics-and-foreign-aid-evidence-vs-spin-90718
    PersonsPablo Yanguas Gil

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute

Keywords

  • global development
  • UK foreign aid
  • UK politics