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TaxPayers’ Alliance report on future of foreign aid spending

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Papers, including The Guardian, The Express and Yorkshire Post, have today covered a TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) report on the future of foreign aid spending. The Department for International Development is already shifting how it spends aid to ensure our investment benefits us all, and is fully aligned with our wider national security and economic priorities, and in the national interest.

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.

Technology and innovation changing the way we deliver UK aid in Kenya

There is media coverage today following the International Development Secretary’s first official visit to Kenya, where she saw how UK aid was first on the scene when the region suffered a devastating drought last year – but also saw the potential for technology and innovation to deliver aid in new ways.

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. …