Simon Maxwell

Manifesto for a new world

Manifesto for a new world, paper for Fundacion Sistema, 2009

The financial crisis has caused a great deal of heart-searching about whether current approaches to international development will be adequate to achieve the Millennium Development Goals – and about whether public support for aid can be sustained. These are indeed challenging times, which require a new narrative on international development and also significant changes to the way aid is organised and spent. The financial crisis is only one driver, however. There are other challenges: the impact of China on the global economy; international security; and the growing importance of global and regional public goods, including climate. A new approach to international development must start with values and work from there................. (see link in title for full article)

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