Josie Pagani writes a weekly column in Stuff and the Dominion Post. She works in aid, politics, trade and media, and is involved in progressive think tanks in the UK and Europe. For the last six years was the Executive Director of the Council for International Development (CID). She has worked as a political advisor to governments, to Prime Ministers and ministers, and has high-level experience in the aid and development sector at the OECD in Paris, and before that, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.