Foreign aid and whether breaking the 0.7% promise really matters


Jiesheng Li

“At the last UK general election all three main parties pledged to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on foreign aid. The 2010 Coalition government’s agreement not only ratified this figure but vowed to “enshrine this commitment in law”. Three years on, this bill has still not been enacted by parliament and was notably missing from the 2013 Queen’s Speech.”

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