LONDON, 11 December 2013 (IRIN) - Daniel Runde, of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has just lobbed a firecracker into the debate over the future of aid and development. Now is the time, he says, for donor countries to shift their focus away from alleviating poverty.

It is time, instead, he says, to concentrate on helping developing countries reach a position from which they can end poverty and deliver social goods for themselves.

In the latest pa...


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