DFID’s response to a story in The Sun on spending UK aid on building roads, railways and other infrastructure in developing countries

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The Sun’s online headline completely misrepresents the findings of the ICAI report, focussing as it does exclusively on a very narrow area of DFID’s work in this field, namely potholes. The main thrust of DFID’s work in this area centres around improving transport services and infrastructure in developing countries.

Penny Mordaunt sets out vision for UK aid post Brexit

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt spoke today at the Department for International Development’s Investment Arm CDC about how the private sector can support international development globally. In a speech which set out the good that aid does the Secretary of …

Mail on Sunday on family planning in Tanzania, support for the Palestinian Authority and PIGA programme in Africa

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Today (Sunday 16 Sept), the Mail on Sunday has published an article referencing DFID's work:  "A very bitter pill for UK taxpayers to swallow: Britain funds £45 million family planning programme in Tanzania and still they won't tell us if £125m …

Daily Express front page on aid to India

The front page of today’s Daily Express reports the UK is giving £98 million in aid to India. Since 2015, DFID has not given traditional aid to India, instead providing world-leading expertise and private investments which boost prosperity, create jobs and open up markets for UK businesses, while generating a return for the UK at the same time. This is firmly in our interests.