budget

Announced cuts to aid budgets amongst world’s top 20 donors

Humanitarian

Following the first decline in official development assistance (ODA) for over 15 years, seen in 2011, our rapid survey of announced changes in commitments and aid budgets suggests that further cuts are on their way in 2012. The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre estimates that total ODA (excluding debt relief) in 2012 will amount […]


Should the UK's overseas development budget be cut?

Humanitarian

In a time of economic difficulty and domestic social tension, the overseas development budget is a very easy target. UK citizens can rightly question why their taxes should be used for development in other (and geographically distant) countries, while domestically more public spending is needed to improve social safety nets and welfare in this difficult […]