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International Development Policy Working Group

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Policy Paper - Accountability to the Poor

Please let us know your thoughts on the paper.

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Started by David Hall-Matthews Aug 31, 2010.

Getting involved in the Lib Dems International Development Working Group

Like a few people posting to this group, I'm A pretty new member of the Lib Dems, having joined after the recent elections. As someone who has been involved in international development in various…Continue

Started by leo williams Jul 28, 2010.

Traffic congestion is a major problem in developing nations and a good potential source of revenue. 3 Replies

Arriving in Manila, capital the Philippines I was deeply surprised to see the huge number of 4 wheel drive cars. The trip into town takes a long time due to the congestion. The country spends huge…Continue

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Started by Paul Bright. Last reply by Dan Jul 24, 2010.

The problem with NGOs 2 Replies

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are currently in vogue as a vehicle for aid and development. The popular theory goes that- local level NGOs are more responsive to local needs and therefore more…Continue

Started by Dan. Last reply by Fabio Hake Mar 3, 2010.

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Comment by Philip Lim on July 26, 2012 at 21:46

Interesting video showing Dr Vince Cable at the Global Investment Conference:

Comment by Philip Lim on July 15, 2011 at 8:04

On first glance a comprehensive policy paper. References with linkage to other agencies, NGO's and the U.N., all relevant and important.


Are there any comparisons with policies of other liberal parties and governments outside the U.K.


Benchmarking and comparisons of an international nature, for international policies, seems like a good way to source new idea's (and not reinvent the wheel), and enhance our policy initiatives.

Comment by David Hall-Matthews on August 31, 2010 at 10:30
Here is the Policy Paper to be debated at conference on the afternoon of Sunday 19 September. Sorry for the delay in posting it. Comments very welcome.

Accountability to the Poor.pdf
Comment by Barry Black on July 24, 2010 at 15:59
Comment by David Hall-Matthews on July 22, 2010 at 6:51
Just to let you know that the paper to be debated at conference, called 'Accountability to the Poor', will be posted here in a couple of weeks.
Comment by Dan on July 21, 2010 at 10:38
I would like to see international development spent on low-income countries. It is unacceptable that India receives the largest portion of UK development aid when it has the money to pursue nuclear weapons and space programmes.
Comment by ian philip james on July 21, 2010 at 10:29
I would prefer to see the government moving development aid from the large projects that dont work towards projects that improve things in the local community.
This would fit in well with a liberal approach of empowering individuals and communities to help themselves and would ensure that the things needed for a particular community actually got put in place.
Comment by Barry Black on July 20, 2010 at 21:03

I am very passionate about developing this world to make it fair for all, im very interested in Africa, In this gvernment policy I would like to see an end to unfair bilateral aid and more resourse put into multilateral aid, inparticular, the EU
Comment by Dan on November 30, 2009 at 19:05
Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm very interested in the developing world, having lived and worked in India for some years. I work as an independent emerging markets consultant for a range of agencies, including the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Jane's, Dun and Bradstreet, Business Monitor and others. I am keen to participate in LibDem policy formation. I've not been very involved with the party, have not networked with anyone and don't really know who to approach.
Comment by Peter Hillier-Palmer on November 26, 2009 at 21:29
What about Climate change...this is going to a huge problem for the 3rd World and they will need help. How much do we commit to help them on this road.

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