Profiting from poverty, again
Date: 23 April 2015
The introduction of universal education, the increasing length of compulsory education, the creation of comprehensive schools, the foundation of the NHS – these are some of the greatest social achievements we have ever made in this country, and we remain rightly proud of them. The aid budget could be used to help others to achieve these vital components of a decent society where every life counts.
This report shows how, instead, the aid budget is being used to increasingly set up private healthcare and private education across Africa and Asia. Some of these private services are being run by UK based businesses that have an inappropriately close relationship to those making decisions in the Department for International Development.