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.
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.
Today’s Mail on Sunday and MailOnline claims to have uncovered corruption, fraud and sexual exploitation of refugees in Uganda. An investigation into these allegations last year resulted in all payments to the humanitarian response in Uganda being suspended as soon as …
The International Development Committee (IDC) published its report into monsoon preparedness in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million persecuted Rohingya people are living in the fragile and cramped camps. This has been reported in the Mirror.
Penny Mordaunt wrote a powerful piece laying out the case for UK aid in The Daily Express today. The International Development Secretary argued “Britain has a moral responsibility to help lift people less fortunate out of poverty”. But she also highlighted how UK aid’s work was making the UK itself “more secure and prosperous”.
Penny Mordaunt's joint visit to the University of Edinburgh with Bill Gates received wide spread coverage over the weekend.
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.
There has been media coverage of an innovative UK aid programme in Lebanon which is giving a vital lifeline to Syrian refugees through small cash transfers.
The BBC ran a full day of live radio and TV coverage on from Cox’s Bazar on Monday 15 January.
There is widespread media coverage this morning of the International Development Secretary’s five pledges for UK aid that will show taxpayers their money is not only spent well – it cannot be better spent.