This site is in beta mode while we add the remaining policies. To feedback or help, please get in touch!
Done
Maintain commitment of 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on international aid and development

This is the right ambition for a country with a global outlook, so we will maintain the commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on assistance to developing nations and international emergencies.

Our Verdict

The U.N implemented a threshold of 0.7% of Gross National Income (total of domestic and foreign output by residents of a country) on overseas development aid for all developed countries. Moreover, since 2015 the U.K legislation requires the government to allocate 0.7% of Gross National Income on foreign aid each year.

In the manifesto of 2017, the Conservative Party pledged to honour this requirement to provide assistance for developing countries.

According to the preliminary statistics, the U.K assigned 0.7% of its Gross National Income as part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) for developing countries.

Additionally, the government provided £13,933 million which represents an increase of 4.2% (£555 million) since 2016.

Despite growing criticism urging to cut UK’s spending on aid for development – notably by the former foreign secretary and now Prime Minister, Boris Johnson – the government has successfully committed to spend 0.7% of gross national income for developing nations. Therefore, we can consider this promise as ‘done’.

Want to read more?

There's always room for debate

We’re serious about providing clear, up-to-date, non-partisan information. We focus on being consistent and fair in how we track policies, and always explain our reasoning. But there is always room for debate. So if you see it differently, we’d love you to tell us why or submit an edit.

Get involved!

Whether you are for or against this policy or just want to know more, it's never been easier to get involved and have your say. Try these for starters…

Join the discussion On this page, or Twitter, or Facebook. Democracy is better shared!
Follow this policy We'll send you email alerts every time something interesting happens.
Ask your MP Ask your MP to help you support or block this policy - write to them here.
Get the facts Sense about Science and Full Fact are great for evidence and fact checking.
Get ahead! The Simple Politics newsletter breaks it all down for you - before it happens!
Comments