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.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Algeria:   Bouteflika Camp Claims Polls Win (news)
Radio France Internationale
18 April 2014

Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president. His main rival claims there has been "massive fraud". [read more]

Algérie:   Abdelaziz Bouteflika réélu pour un quatrième mandat (news)
Radio France Internationale
18 April 2014

Abdelaziz Bouteflika a été réélu à la présidence de l'Algérie dès le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle avec 81,53% des ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   Mugabe Attacks 'Homosexual Nonsense' (news)
New Zimbabwe
18 April 2014

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in his country. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!