Brown gives evidence to the select committee

Earlier this week, Gordon Brown gave evidence to the International Development Select Committee, warning that increased protectionism during the global recession would hurt African development.

The BBC have a great article about the session and you can watch footage of Brown’s evidence here.

As you may know, we won’t meet the MDGs on current trends – we’re way off-track. The sanitation target within MDG 7 for example won’t be met in Africa until the 23rd century – 200 years late. It’s a desperate situation, and it was good to see the Select Committee focus on the MDGs. At LCID we’re hoping this signifies a decent focus on international development in the coalition’s plans.

At LCID, we’ll be focusing on the MDGs over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more.

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