As well as cutting the aid budget, the government is diverting what's left to for-profit, private sector projects that exacerbate, not reduce, poverty and inequality.
These cuts, along with the abolition of the Department for International Development in September 2020, are part of a double attack on aid. The government is trying to reduce the aid budget on the one hand, while hijacking what's left to support British economic interests. This is taking us back to the ‘bad old days’ when aid was tied to contracts with British companies.
We need to stand up to this hijacking of the aid budget, every step of the way. Sign the petition today.