The Daily Mail has today run a critical report and leader on the UK aid funded Connecting Classrooms programme which helps children in the UK and developing countries to learn from each other via the internet. Connecting Classrooms is training …
The Mail on Sunday has today published a story which asks the question in its headline: Did the family of UK aid’s poster boy steal taxpayers’ cash meant for earthquake victims? It refers to Shahbaz Sharif the leader of Pakistan’s …
UK aid responds to media coverage of National Audit Office report into cross-government aid spend
The Newton Fund is helping to tackle the zika virus, prevent birth defects, develop drought resistant crops and reduce hunger. Tackling global issues like these is both beneficial for the developing world as well as in the UK’s national interest.
The International Development Secretary has said he wants to see a doubling of the amount the Department for International Development spends on climate and environment over the next five years
UK aid is to fund new research to develop climate resilient, extra nutritious super crops, it was revealed this week - at the Chelsea Flower Show. Several media picked up on the pledge, which International Development Secretary Rory Stewart announced on Wednesday, …
This week new International Development Secretary Rory Stewart has spoken about the UK's work to tackle Ebola in the DRC.
We should be proud of the fact the UK has stood by its aid commitment – spending less than one percent of our national income increases Britain’s global influence and allows us to shape the world around us.
DFID responds to a report by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) on our work with Civil Society Organisations, which includes charities and NGOs.
Reducing poverty, hunger and providing clean water and sanitation is at the heart of what UK aid does, but it is also tackling disease, terrorism and conflict, and creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all – which is firmly in our national interest.