The ‘new bottom billion’ trumps the old?

The technical report of recent DFID Bilateral Aid Review concludes with the following –  

As a result of the Review, we have refocused:

  • Our efforts where the need is greatest. Our priority countries account for three quarters of global maternal mortality and nearly three quarters of global malaria deaths;
  • Our impact on fragile or conflict affected states, ensuring that upstream conflict prevention and efforts to tackle poverty are built into our programmes in a coherent and mutually reinforcing way;
  • On the poor wherever they live. We will continue to work in both middle income and lower income countries to target those with the greatest need.

Looks like a clear victory for Andy Sumner’s new bottom billion 

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