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UK global antipoverty strategy criticised by Royal Society

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.248-d (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:248
  1. Vittal Katikireddi
  1. BMJ

    The UK Department for International Development's (DFID) efforts to combat poverty in the world's poorest countries were strongly criticised as short term and uncoordinated by the Royal Society earlier this month.

    The Royal Society, a UK independent academy of sciences, issued its harsh criticisms in response to the House of Common's Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into the use of science in UK international development policy.

    The Royal Society said that the department had “insufficient in-house scientific expertise and poor relationships with the …

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