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Who is Adam Smith?

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No, not the Scot generally regarded as the father of economics, I'm talking about the Scot who works as a policy officer in DFID's Business Alliances Team (although working with a group of economists provides endless 'merriment' relating to me and my namesake).

I joined the London based Business Alliances Team (BAT) in March 2008. BAT is the part of DFID that engages with business and encourages companies to think about how they can maximise their impacts on poverty reduction in developing countries.

Since starting in BAT I have worked on several large, high profile projects including the Business Call to Action and the Medicines Transparency Alliance, both launched in May 2008.

My blog is going to cover a range of (hopefully!) interesting topics surrounding the issues of working with the private sector, as well as life more generally at DFID. I hope you find it interesting and I look forward to seeing your comments!

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  1. Comment by yahya azizi posted on

    Thanks for sharing your experiences , you are doing a blessing work, reducing the poverty in Afghanistan, and specially shifting the industries to the private sectors and supporting them- this is the best way to overcome all the barriers, it would be a noble mission to participate on these projects.

    Best regards,