Are UK aid contractors doing enough to make local firms competitive?

The U.K. Parliament's International Development Committee dismissed out-of-hand claims that for-profit contractors are tax evaders and "poverty barons," but questioned contractors on how they — and the U.K. Department for International Development — can help local firms compete for aid contracts.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.