Global Development Institute Blog

A petition organised by the Daily Mail calling for an end to the 0.7% aid spending target will be debated in parliament today after gaining 230,000 signatures.

In his new book, ‘Should Rich Nations Help the Poor’, Professor David Hulme examines the increasingly polarised debates around aid. He concludes that while we must be mindful that aid spending alone won’t end poverty, effectively given aid is both morally right and in the self-interest of a rich nation like the UK.

In a new video, he argues that UK aid is some of the most well scrutinized in the world and that working in fragile states like Somalia or Afghanistan are inherently risky – but hugely important.

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