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The Coalition Government is keen for private businesses to flourish in some of the poorest countries in the world: a private sector unit has recently been established in the Department for International Development (DfID), with the intention of private enterprise being in the DNA of DfID. This event attempted to debate what positive role businesses can play in supporting development internationally.


Jesse Norman MP

Phillip Blond, Director, Respublica

Hugh Millward, Head of Advocacy and Responsibility, Starbucks

Belinda Calaguas, Campaigns Director, Action Aid

Date: Wednesday 29th February 2012, 19:00-20:00

Venue: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London. SW1A 0AA

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