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How the UK spends its aid budget


This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS Green Budget 2018 and looks at the history of aid spending in the UK, and how this spending is evolving to reflect new strategic priorities. The presentation reflects work undertaken in collaboration with the Center for Global Development (CGD).

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The UK is committed by law to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid every year. This fiscal commitment is notable given the significant public spending pressures across government. In this context, the government has overseen some important changes to how its aid is allocated in ...