No. 1 – Overseas Aid

By September 26, 2017Wake Up

For every £100 made in U.K, 70p goes to make the Foreign Aid budget.

2013 first time UK achieved UN target of 0.7% of GNP (Gross National Product)

2015 UN target as U.K. law.  Government can’t be taken to court but Minister must report to Parliament on any infringement. 

Debate on efficacy of Aid:

  • £21.2 billion is 4 or 5 times shortfall costs of Care provision in U.K. in one estimate 
  • £21.1 billion is a bit less per household of cost of food thrown away, in another estimate 

SOURCES :-

 *Info. From FULL FACTS : independent fact finding charity team@fullfacts.org

 * Informative read. “Aid on the Edge of Chaos” Ben Ramalingham  pub. 2013 

ALNAP :  Strengthening humanitarian action through evaluation & learning. Hosted by Overseas Development Institute.

Picture acknowledgement – The Guardian (15/4/16) A woman herds her animals past the carcasses of livestock that died due to the drought in Somaliland. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters