Dr David McNair
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David currently leads Save the Children UK's work on economic policy and advocacy, focussed on growth, livelihoods, resource constraints, social protection and markets. Previously, David led Christian Aid's work on tax and development. David holds a PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast .

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Nutrition: The Best Downpayment on Future Prosperity Remains Chronically Underfunded

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Despite malnutrition causing a third of child deaths, new research published this week highlights that nutrition programmes are chronically underfunded - with only 0.37% of total aid spent on basic interventions that are deemed to have huge benefits for children and for economic growth.

When children don't receive...

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Is There Enough Food for Everyone?

(7) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Growing up in the frugality of 1980s Northern Ireland, my mother regularly told me to eat all of my dinner because there were children starving in Africa. As a five-year-old, I was puzzled by why we couldn't just send food to them, given I didn't want it and they were...

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Cuts To Global Aid Are Unjustified - Even In The Current Climate

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM

The landscape of international development and aid is changing. While the traditional powerhouses of the global economy face fiscal crises, aid from emerging economies is increasing and many aid recipients themselves are experiencing dramatic economic growth.

Meanwhile, new figures from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation...

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