Thursday, 2 July 2020

Michael Nazir-Ali: Why can’t Britain’s foreign aid be used to help Christians too?


Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali writes: For years now, the British government has prided itself on how much money it gives away in foreign aid. But of course it’s not just the amount that matters - it’s how effective it is. Now that the Prime Minister is to wrap the Department for International Development back into the Foreign Office, it’s a chance for us to ask again: who are we as a country? What are our values? And how can we ensure that taxpayers’ money is well spent?

It can be difficult to ensure that a recipient of aid is legitimate and worthy. That’s why there’s been a tendency for the UK and aid agencies to rely on giving to foreign governments and their bureaucracies... 

Read the rest of this thought provoking article here.


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