No “surrender of dignity” to receive development assistance

21 June 2015

Countries in Asia wanting to implement new development goals do not have to surrender their dignity by receiving financial assistance, according to a senior official of the Philippines government.

The international community is currently working on new targets called the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which are due to be adopted at the UN in September.

Florencio Barsana Abad is the Budget and Management Secretary for the Philippines Government.

He was recently in Washington, DC, for meetings with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Jocelyn Frank asked him if the Philippines would be able to finance its own development targets.

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