Move to end aid to India was 'tactic to win votes at home rather than tackling poverty abroad'

From Aid | The Guardian Sat Feb 9 2013, 19:06:00

Institute for Public Policy Research says India still faces significant development challenges, and move to end aid is premature

Justine Greening's decision to end British aid to India was based on placating Tory backbenchers, instead of combating poverty, according to a damning report from the Institute for Public Policy Research thinktank.

Will Straw, the associate director of the IPPR, said that the coalition's announcement in November that aid to India would be halted in 2015, was "a tactic for winning votes at home rather than tackling poverty abroad".

India has achieved impressive economic growth in the past 10 years, as the shift in power to emerging economies has accelerated, but the country remains home to one-third of the world's poorest people - measured as those who live on less than 79p a day.

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