The International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has co-written a piece with her counterparts from a number of European countries about the need to all work together to tackle the Covid-19 epidemic.
Official Development Assistance
Today there was a debate on ITV’s Good Morning Britain about whether the UK’s aid budget should be diverted to spend on domestic issues such as strengthening flood defences. Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper from the University of Oxford and Suzanne Evans, …
Today The Daily Mail published a story on UK aid to corrupt countries. Read our response here.
UK aid responds to media coverage of National Audit Office report into cross-government aid spend
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.
The Times reports that “money from the overseas aid budget is to be used in the fight against child sex tourism and the growing problem of livestreamed abuse”
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.
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 Daily Mail today (Saturday 4 August) reports that the UK is to double its funding of a scheme that gives cash and debit card payments directly to needy families in developing countries. This is based on a commitment The Department For …
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this week is the biggest summit the UK has ever hosted, bringing together leaders, foreign ministers business and civil society from across the Commonwealth to address some of the most pressing development challenges of …