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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

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
Crowd at Oxford Circus station in London
Experts debate the relationship between media attitudes and the British public’s declining trust in NGOs.
13 November 2018
Refugee camp in Bangladesh
This report explores the dynamics of decision-making in humanitarian aid, looking at the trends that could move us (or prevent us from moving) to a system where people affected by crises are taking the decisions about the aid that they receive.
8 November 2018
Emmanuel, village chief and entrepreneur in CAR
This report looks at UK aid through the lens of its primary and fundamental purpose – to target and eliminate poverty.
1 May 2017
Group of rural women in Guatemala
CONCORD's annual AidWatch report monitors and makes recommendations on the quality and quantity of aid provided by EU member states.
17 October 2018

Aid news and views from Bond

Boris Johnson campaigning
24 July 2019
The new UK prime minister's views on aid spending and DFID's future as an independent government department.
UK Aid in Burma
22 July 2019
The Department for International Trade is set to receive part of the UK aid budget to spend on trade education and expertise.
Sky scrapers and slum cityscape
8 July 2019
While the HLPF is reviewing global progress in achieving Goal 10, the UK government needs to prioritise action to reduce inequality between and within countries.