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The Privatisation of UK aid: How the UK’s growing aid budget has become a lucrative business


11 April 2016

It’s never been a better time to be an aid-funded business. Alongside the UK’s now legally enshrined commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on aid, a growing trend has emerged where an ever-increasing amount of that budget is spent through private companies. DfID spends some £1.4 billion through private contractors annually, with most of it going to just 11 suppliers.

Act now to defend public education and challenge privatisation


12 October 2015

Forty years ago the provision of water was a public service that was taken for granted in many parts of the world. Few people thought water could ever be privatised and sold for private profit.

The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

New research released today shows that since 2002, £140 million of UK aid money has been spent by the Department for International Development on projects to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s energy system, with disastrous consequences.

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The Privatisation of UK aid: How the UK’s growing aid budget has become a lucrative business


11 April 2016

It’s never been a better time to be an aid-funded business. Alongside the UK’s now legally enshrined commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on aid, a growing trend has emerged where an ever-increasing amount of that budget is spent through private companies. DfID spends some £1.4 billion through private contractors annually, with most of it going to just 11 suppliers.

Act now to defend public education and challenge privatisation


12 October 2015

Forty years ago the provision of water was a public service that was taken for granted in many parts of the world. Few people thought water could ever be privatised and sold for private profit.

The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

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Aid
  • Syria case may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ for fund backing some of world's worst security forces
  • Secretive Conflict, Stability and Security Fund uses £500m of aid money
  • Government accused of using loophole to fund discredited consultancy

New research released today shows that since 2002, £140 million of UK aid money has been spent by the Department for International Development on projects to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s energy system, with disastrous consequences.