A compilation of ODI researchers' responses to DFID's 'Eliminating World Poverty: a consultation document', published in January 2006. The opinions expressed are those of the individuals.
Poverty reduction is the goal of most aid. However, this goal is still often poorly translated into policy dialogue, programmes and projects. A renewal of donor agencies’ knowledge and commitment to the elimination of poverty in our lifetime is called for. DFID could play a more radical role among donor agencies as an advocate of the interests of the poorest.