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PM pledges 0.7% aid spending must serve UK’s interests

Theresa May announces that UK aid will be used to further private sector investment in Africa and to serve the UK's national security interests.

Aid hub

International aid forms an important part of a complex set of international development interventions that aim to lift people out of poverty and support countries to become self-sustaining.

This hub brings together the most useful aid resources to support those wanting to stand up for aid, and it gathers the latest news and views about international aid.

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Aid resources

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With more UK aid being delivered through the private sector, we brought together sector experts to interrogate what these trends mean for the poorest countries.
25 March 2019
A selection of images and statistics showing the value of multilateral partnerships when working on development issues like health, education and climate change.
15 March 2019
Feeding refugee children in school
The Reality of Aid Report 2018 analyses the recent changes in international aid in the context of Agenda 2030, as well as the persistence of poverty and growing inequalities within and between countries.
16 January 2019
Refugees in Unchiprang camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
This factsheet analyses the 2017 statistics on official development assistance spending.
22 December 2018
Child in Yemen
An independent study compiling the latest statistics and analysis on the size, shape and scope of the humanitarian system and assessing overall performance and progress.
18 December 2018
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Experts debate the relationship between media attitudes and the British public’s declining trust in NGOs.
13 November 2018

Aid news and views from Bond

Riverside designed as a boat and Refugees Welcome written on wall
16 May 2019
Classing spending on in-donor refugee support as ODA distorts reporting and gives a misleading picture of the true amount countries are spending on aid.
Children in school in Myanmar
14 May 2019
Some key areas for the new secretary of state for international development, including the SDGs, safeguarding and the future UK-EU development relationship.
EU flag in front of Westminster
9 May 2019
An update on the Brexit situation and what we want to see from the negotiations to ensure the best deal for the world's poorest people.