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Can first world countries spend their overseas aid budgets more effectively?

On March 20th 2013, Great Britain's government firmly backed a legislation that would ensure that 0.7% (~£11 Billion) of Gross National Income will be spent on Overseas Aid.

With many skeptics feeling that this money is often wasted or better spent in more important areas, how would you like to see this money spent to change the perception that International Aid isn't effective?

Myself and Maddy Nash would love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Apr 1 2013: G'day Nik + others,

    Look at this... YES please more more .....

    www.graphic.com.gh/expanding-contraception-options-for-ghanas-women
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      Apr 2 2013: Hi Karmel,

      The link is now working, it's...

      http://graphic.com.gh/Health/expanding-contraceptive-options-for-ghanas-women.html

      So this is an article written be a doctor in Kenya, that explains how high in demand new methods of contraception are?

      Those are some powerful statistics in terms of the fact that 30,000 maternal deaths can be prevented as well as 280,000 accidental births. Also, to know that simple things like this can improve the quality of other children's lives significantly in terms of schooling & health is a great thing.

      The fact that this initiative with Bayer may save $250M USD in global health costs is obviously a universal benefit to everyone too.

      I wonder what everyone else's thought are.

      Thanks for sharing this with us Karmel,
      Nik

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