The UK government has committed to spend 0.7% of our national income on aid. This commitment, enshrined in law, contributes to Britain’s reputation as a development superpower.
Penny Mordaunt has written about the aid budget, including her thoughts on starting a national conversation about how British savers and pension holders can invest in developing countries, and both earn a return and do good in the world
The Mail on Sunday alleges that UK aid helped to fund a 'rigged' poll in Bangladesh. Their headline is factually inaccurate. No UK aid was given to the Government of Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi Election Commission or any Bangladeshi political parties for this election.
The UK takes it commitment to protecting taxpayers' money seriously, and no UK aid goes directly to the governments of any of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The Times reports that the UK has ‘lied’ about ending poverty for millions of people in the poorest countries.
The headline is unfair and the story does not reflect DFID’s full statement.
The Sun reported in its Boxing Day edition that the UK government plans to provide £98 million in aid to India over a two-year period even though it is expected to become the world’s third biggest economy by 2030. The UK no longer gives any money to the Government of India.
ITV News last night aired an insightful report on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fight to contain the country's worst ever Ebola outbreak. UK aid is on the ground, playing a crucial role in responding to the outbreak.
No UK taxpayers’ money to the Palestinian Authority goes to schools or to fund education materials that incite violence.
If the thought of braving the shops in search of all of those Christmas presents doesn’t exactly fill you with seasonal cheer, then DFID’s ChristMatch appeal might be the answer.
Our UK aid budget only goes up when the UK economy grows, a sign of our economic success.