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QUOTE: Response to Addis aid finance outcome

Written by Romilly Greenhill

Romilly Greenhill, team leader for development finance at the UK think tank ODI, said: 

'The litmus test of this agreement is: will it deliver for the world’s poor? 

'The accord includes a commitment to a new social compact – a ground-breaking pledge for a basic minimum standard of living for the poorest.  

'This is a major step forward, although it’s disappointing that there has been no new money to fund it. Governments and donors will have to work hard to turn this ambitious vision into a reality.' 

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Romilly is responding to the outcome of the UN Financing For Developmentconference in Ethiopia. She is available to interview from Addis Ababa. 

For further information or to contact Romilly, please call Miles Barter on 07808 791265.