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:

Nigeria:   Militants Attack Major Nembe Pipeline in Nigeria's Delta - Officials (news)
Daily Trust
28 May 2016

Militants attacked the major Nembe pipeline in Nigeria's Delta region, two officials said on Saturday, hours after the Niger Delta Avengers militants claimed a strike on the facility. Nigeria's oil ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Les Vengeurs du delta du Niger frappent encore (news)
Radio France Internationale
29 May 2016

Au Nigeria, le groupe rebelle se faisant appeler les Vengeurs du delta du Niger a attaqué une infrastructure pétrolière ce samedi 28 mai, pour la troisième fois en une ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Fin d'envol pour Yobo (news)
Confederation of African Football
29 May 2016

L'histoire entre Joseph Yobo et les Super Eagles du Nigeria a duré 13 ans. Les bonnes choses ont souvent une fin et les amis du défenseur ont terminé la sienne en beauté. ... [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!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...