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Read between the lines: DFID’s new White Paper signals significant change

Simon Maxwell, Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development, today advised analysts to read between the lines of the new White Paper on international development, Eliminating world poverty: making governance work for the poor:

 ‘Beyond the headline message on governance, Hilary Benn is signalling differences with the World Bank and a more positive approach to two other pillars of the international system, the EU and the UN. The emphasis on science and technology also marks a break with the policies of the past decade.’