British PM Cameron Should Keep Development Aid Pledge

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s “pledge to increase development aid is something he is finding it harder and harder to defend” to colleagues and voters, because “[f]or more than half a century western nations have been spending on aid – sometimes with relatively little to show for their efforts,” a Guardian editorial states.

However, with a “widespread recognition” of the faults of some aid programs and “the need for new approaches,” Cameron “should stick to his guns. If we get it right this time, the public might eventually come round,” the editorial concludes (7/20).