My son has a book called 'What do people do all day?' It doesn't include anyone who works in development, so I hope these new blogs by DFID staff can help put that right, and explain to people what we do, why we do it and what difference we can make to people's lives.
In development there are dozens of different jobs. Even in my office in Ethiopia, where everyone works 'in development', we all spend our time differently. At the moment, I'm spending a lot of time preparing for a visit this month by Douglas Alexander, UK Secretary of State for International Development. Douglas will be able to see for himself the different aspects of Ethiopia and how DFID works to support development across the country.
Watch this space over the coming weeks, as I plan to blog about Douglas' visit.