UCL News


UCL in the News: Bypass the NGOs, says academic

30 January 2008

Helen Warrell, 'Third Sector' Overseas aid charities have dismissed an academic's suggestion that donors should be able to bypass third sector groups and give money directly to the Department for International Development.

Meg Russell [UCL Constitution Unit], a political researcher at UCL, made the suggestion in an article in Fabian Review, a left-wing think tank publication.

"I would rather trust DfID with my money," Russell wrote. "Because DfID doesn't operate in the same competitive environment, there is less danger of waste." …