The first question to be asked is ‘Why give aid?’ The reasons can be as variable as the British climate, depending upon when you happen to be writing about them. Many years ago, and also today, amongst most of the younger generation, aid was and is regarded mainly in idealistic terms, particularly if carried out by voluntary or multilateral governmental agencies. But many believe that the principal reasons are those related to foreign policy and trade.


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