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Making the Case for Aid: The Challenge of UK Public Perceptions

Published on 1 September 2009

Aid budgets face immense pressure – despite overseas aid being critical for poverty alleviation in developing countries and the explicit commitments of the world’s industrialised countries to the Millennium development goals. With the world economy in a major downturn, the stakes for developing countries could not be higher. Public support for international development and aid will play a key role. Will the public become unsure about the UK’s aid budget when they begin to feel cuts in government expenditure at home? How well equipped are we to ‘sell’ the UK’s aid programme to a sceptical public in times of economic austerity?

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Spencer Henson

Professorial Fellow

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IDS
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Henson, S. and Lindstrom, J.
journal
IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, volume 12

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