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April 21, 2007

Nice to See it Said

As with NGO's, so with Government. Measure output, not input.

Which leaves this insistence that we must spend 0.7% of GDP on government aid hanging in the air a little, doesn't it? If it's output we should indeed be measuring, then something like unilateral free trade would produce a better outcome but wouldn't be included in the input numbers.

April 21, 2007 in Your Tax Money at Work | Permalink

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not necessarily at all - under the EBA regime we do in fact have unilateral free trade with a lot of the poorest countries (in fact we have a slightly more favourable system to them as they are able to sell at the EU price but tariff free).

Posted by: dsquared | Apr 21, 2007 7:25:17 PM

Oh, the look on someone's face when you ask for the second, third, fourth+ time:

"So what were the results?"

The usual response at each point is some version of:

"Well, we had this training session...."

Posted by: EU Rota | Apr 21, 2007 10:08:17 PM