Theories of Change
About This Show
IMC is an international development consultancy that partners with local communities, governments, international development agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to address some of the world’s primary development challenges.
On "Theories of Change" we discuss international development themes and projects with colleagues and external experts and how they work to improve the lives of those in low and middle-income countries.
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The importance of trade and investment as drivers of development
On today’s episode we are going to be looking at the importance of trade and investment to drive economic growth and alleviate poverty in low-income countries. Recently, donors, including the UK Department for International Development, have placed an increasing emphasis on trade and investment over aid. Is this shift in approach proving to work? What are the main benefits and challenges? Can trade and investment reduce reliance on aid in the long term and reduce poverty?
We speak to Susan Haird, an Associate Director for our Trade & Investment unit. In her last post, Susan was Deputy Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment, now the Department for International Trade.
Episodes of This Show
Aug 17, 2017
Aug 2, 2017