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UK Aid Money: Generosity or Wasted Spending? (BBC)

November 21, 2016

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Owen Barder, from the Centre for Global Development think tank, says: "The US and in the past the EU shipped a lot of food aid from our own countries.

"It was in the national interest to buy it from our farmers and ship it there, but it was much more expensive.

"Our aid saved many fewer lives, and we drove local farmers and local suppliers out of business."

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