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What now for the international development budget?

Join us for what should prove to be a fascinating discussion between BBC Newsnight's Paul Mason and acclaimed playwright Sir David Hare, whose recent play The Power of Yes wrestled with the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

In the first of a series of events looking at the aid industry we will be examining the UK international development budget and the implications for foreign aid. What is the coalition government's policy towards the development budget and what impact will the proposed changes have on countries around the world?

The government has signalled its intention to retarget a large porportion of the budget to achieving stability in Afghanistan, but is there a danger that the line between development aid and military intervention becomes increasingly blurred? What will be the impact of cut backs in aid to countries such as India, China and Russia?

Join us at the Frontline Club with an expert panel to discuss the coalition government's shake up of the international development budget and if they have their priorities in the right places.


Dorcas Erskine, ActionAid head of public affairs;

Samir Elhawary, ODI Research Fellow, currently researching the evolving role of humanitarian action in conflict-affected emergencies, with a particular focus on the interface between humanitarianism and politics;


Dorcas Erskine | talks | www
Samir Elhawary | talks | www


Date and Time:

27 October 2010 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
W2 1QJ
+44 (0)20 7479 8950

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£10 Early booking/£12.50 Standard rate/ £8 student and seniors concession

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