UK firms heed DfID's call for development through business

U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening. The Department for International Development will spend 1.8 billion pounds to push economic development to end the aid dependency of its 29 partner countries. Photo by: Devex Impact

Want to reduce aid dependency? Develop the business sector.

That’s what the U.K. Department for International Development wants to do with all its 29 partner countries starting 2015, British Secretary for International Development Justine Greening announced in a speech on Monday as she unveiled details of a strategy the department already adopted over a year ago but until now had lacked specifics on implementation.

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