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Will it prevent aid being spent ‘un-wisely’
A historic agreement reached on the 19 February 2016 means that the rules governing how Official Development Assistance (ODA) can be spent will be updated to ‘better tackle the pressing global development issues of the twenty-first century’.  The core principle of the ODA system remains unchanged. To count as ODA, an activity must ‘support the economic development and welfare of a developing country as its main objective’.
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DIFD:  Changes to official aid rules

Investigating how South African cities can lead the way for the African continent

EC welcomes new 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development

Kenya’s Economic Take-Off and How the UK Can Support It

Financing for development: EU countries to stick to foreign aid commitments

Committee concerned by relative decline in bilateral aid spending

Working with parliaments key to long term development

Managing the Official Development Assistance target

Bangladesh: Bilateral Programme Budget (BPB)

The alternative to helping them in their own countries could be even more refugees / asylum seekers coming to Europe / the UK