The UK is about to pass legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income for international development spending. Prof Henrietta Moore offers a personal perspective on the way forward.
The International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill is on the cusp of becoming law.
It means that 0.7% of the UK's gross national income (GNI) will be ringfenced for international aid spending. The target will be legally binding on future governments.
This makes Britain the first nation in the G7 to honour a commitment agreed by the United Nations as far back as 1970.
In cash terms, it will mean spending around £12bn of taxpayers' money on development assistance in the current year.
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