Devex Examines Politicization Of Aid In U.K.

Devex: The new politics of aid
“As the United Kingdom’s main political parties meet for their annual conferences over the next two weeks, there should be plenty for the aid community to digest — from ministerial speeches to topical fringe events — at a time when the key parties are taking divergent approaches to international development in both policy and rhetoric. More than any time in recent years, aid has become a political battleground, with politicians from the right and left making very different cases for how and why the U.K. should pursue its development goals…” (Hargrave, 9/24).