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UK overseas aid failing to reduce poverty, report finds

Graham Watson

4th February 2019

Evidence if it were needed that overseas aid (ODA) isn't the developmental panacea that some claim it to be, with the One Campaign suggesting that the aid given by Britain - particularly by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign Office - isn't properly targeted. The UK is one of the few countries to meet the UN target of spending 0.7% of GDP on aid annually.

More details here on UK overseas aid from Full Fact.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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