Opinion: An illicit finance-shaped hole in the UK development strategy

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The UK government’s new international development strategy has attracted considerable comment. Some focused on the “gamble” that by emphasizing trade — a top government priority — the country can support broader foreign and development policy goals, such as protecting liberties and democracy. Others were more critical, decrying the prioritization of “aid for trade” and evidence of the government’s “loss of leadership in global development..."