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Nik Gill

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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 2 2013: I'm listening to Al Jazeera while I typed that last one and they where talking about India and socialized healthcare objection by the pharmaceutical companies and they do have a strange relationship with aid work. Anyone ever watch The Constant Gardener? Use of the third world as a testing ground and a general misunderstanding of drugs under those conditions.

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