UK Eyes International Leadership on Aid

    The British government is committed to reaching the target of allocating 0.7 percent of its gross national income to official development assistance each year from 2013, U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth II said in a speech.

    The U.K. is also committed to enshrining the 0.7 percent aid target in law as stipulated in the Coalition Agreement, according to a press release.

    “The government believes that the quality of aid is just as important as the quantity of it,” the release read. “So value for money will be central to everything [the Department for International Development] does: using the power of independent evaluation, transparency and results-focus to maximise the effectiveness of Britain’s aid efforts.”

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.