International Development Secretary visits Bangladesh and announces extra UK support for Rohingya refugees

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt visited Bangladesh over the weekend (25 and 26 November 2017), to meet Rohingya victims of violence and persecution. At Cox’s Bazar, she saw first-hand how UK aid is saving lives with urgently needed humanitarian assistance. …

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt stands with the Caribbean and Overseas Territories to build back better

 Over the weekend and today (Monday 20 November 2017), newspapers and online news outlets covered International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s first visit overseas to the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda where she reaffirmed UK support to the islands devastated by the recent hurricanes.

UK aid commitments

The Daily Express has published an article today with a number of claims about the development budget, including that the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on development means money is rushed out of the door. The test of whether spending is good or not, is not when it is spent, but its quality. We are crystal clear that the spending we do is on good things.