In recent years, UK aid has increasingly been used to privatise public services, fund fossil fuel projects and boost the UK’s economic power overseas in the name of the so-called “national interest”. More money is going to unaccountable private sector contractors and funds, and less is going to the marginalised communities that need it most.
Our research has uncovered a wide range of dubious aid-funded projects including unaffordable private hospitals, colonial palm oil plantations and poor quality for-profit schools. At the same time, governments have repeatedly tried to reduce public and parliamentary scrutiny of UK aid. This is what we call the “corporate hijack of aid” – the use of the publicly-funded aid budget to boost private sector profits. Instead, we believe aid should prioritise people and planet by helping to tackle climate change, close global inequalities, and support democratic accountability.
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Your donation will help further our campaign for an alternative approach to aid spending steeped in principles of solidarity and social equality.
£5 could raise public awareness about UK aid investments in private healthcare and schools
£10 could inform MPs about the corporate hijack of aid
£15 could fund research exposing the government’s redirection of aid to support private profit
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