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Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011 at 12:56 AM

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Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry rules they are no longer poor... but we're still giving India £280m

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361165/Britain-cuts-aid-China-Russia-giving-India-280m.html#ixzz1FD6hh6cm

Britain is to stop giving aid to 16 countries after a review found they were no longer in poverty.
Countries including Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Moldova and Serbia will be stripped of millions of pounds a year, following an inquiry ordered by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

But in a controversial decision, aid to India which can afford its own space programme will continue, although it will be frozen at its current level of £280million a year for four years.

The aid budget will actually increase by £4billion in the next four years. Vast amounts of extra money 30 per cent of the budget will be pumped into unstable hotspots such as Yemen and Somalia, to help them crack down on terrorism.

Critics will question whether that is prudent, as there will be no way for Britain to check whether the money is being spent wisely, or being embezzled by officials.

Britains aid budget is one of the few areas protected from cuts, unlike defence, education and the police, which are having to make deep savings.

The total spent on aid will rise from £7billion to £11billion by 2015 at the same time as front-line public services at home are being slashed.

Mr Mitchell admitted many of his constituents go ballistic about the amount of British cash spent on overseas aid at a time of belt-tightening at home. But Mr Mitchell, whose review reports later this week, said the plan was to buy results rather than lob money at problems setting targets and stopping aid if they are not met.

He is also likely to order the removal of funding from international organisations which have not delivered. For example, the £12million given to UN cultural body Unesco is likely to be axed.

From now on we will only give aid where we can follow the money and ensure that the British taxpayer is getting value for money, he said. Most international organisations are doing a decent job but some need to be shown the yellow card. Others will, frankly, get the bullet.

Its the mission of my department to focus ruthlessly on results, on delivering 100p of development value for every hard-earned pound of taxpayers money.

If one of my constituents is watching television and hears these announcements, particularly now, they go ballistic because they think about how the money could be spent here.

But if you determine it by results, about how youre going to get 200,000 children cleaner water, people are up for that.

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Mr Mitchell will also announce the first cash-on-delivery aid scheme in the world, with a plan to get more Ethiopian girls into school.

He said: We will only release funds once firm evidence of results has been seen.

Defending the huge amount spent on international aid at a time of stringency at home, he added: The reason why at this time of a dreadful economic inheritance, we made it clear that we wont balance the books at the expense of the poorest people in the world, is because it is morally right to do so.

Its part of the British DNA to be there for those in desperate straits.

But its also very much in our national interest to tackle these effects of dysfunctionality and poverty, such as piracy, migration, terrorism and disease in Somalia. Tackling the causes of poverty upstream is much less expensive than sending in troops.

Resources will be concentrated on the 27 countries that account for three-quarters of the worlds maternal mortality and malaria deaths, such as Ghana and Afghanistan.

The UN childrens charity Unicef will see its UK funding double to £40million. But the UN Food And Agriculture Organisation and Unesco will lose out.




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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011, 3:05 AM 

Why is the UK giving aid to anyone with their massive debt.

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February 28 2011, 3:24 AM 

The same reason Canada is still giving foreign aid to countries like India and China... our politicians are retarded...

There was a big stint about this in parliament a couple of years ago.. Why were we giving our own money to countries who can afford (but choose not) to feed their own people.



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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011, 5:03 AM 

Britain should pay for eternity for historically robbing those countries.

 
 

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February 28 2011, 5:06 AM 

-// Britain should pay for eternity for historically robbing those countries. //-
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Me agree with u.

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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011, 11:38 AM 

Asians make me laugh.


 
 
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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011, 5:17 PM 

"Britain should pay for eternity for historically robbing those countries."

If that's the case China should pay Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Krygstan, Tajikhstan, Nepal, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, turmanistan, Russia, Vietnam, Iran, North India, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iraq, Azerbaijan.

Hell you should pay the Greeks since you guys allowing the Mongols to steal China allowed the Turks to flood into previous Greek lands and turn it into a Muslim crap hole. Oh have to pay the Armenians too. Whatever bad things the Turks do is a result of China.

I won't be shocked if in a 100 years some whiney liberal Chinese politician calls for this and it actually happens.

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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

February 28 2011, 7:35 PM 

Why are the Chinese getting desperate by starting multiple threads on the same topic ! LOL



\\Why is the UK giving aid to anyone with their massive debt.\\


"Aid" is pure Business by other means.

This is from the Horse's mouth.


http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/02/21/economics-journal-why-a-flagging-britain-continues-aid-to-a-rising-india/

Why a Flagging Britain Continues Aid to a Rising India

"So why does the UK continue to give aid to India? Is it altruism or something else?

Andy Sumner of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK, who testified earlier this year at the International Development Committees inquiry on British aid to India, and whose inputs have helped to shape the new pro-poor strategy, offered me the following thoughts via email: For DFID and the NGOs its about supporting the poor. For diplomats and the foreign office aid is part of bilateral ties, security and intelligence sharing. Most importantly, the balance of power has swung towards India and the UK wouldnt want to risk a long standing friendship with one of the worlds next big powers, would it?

Indeed, if you parse Mr. Mitchells remarks to the BBC, he almost admitted as much, when he spoke of the greatly re-energized relationship with India which resulted from the PMs significant visit last summer. This is mostly about the burgeoning commercial relationship, not aid."





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March 2 2011, 7:09 AM 


 
 

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Re: Britain cuts aid to China and Russia after inquiry but still giving India £280m

March 2 2011, 12:31 PM 

You are more concerned about whether it is a blog or a site regardless of the content and evidence ? LOL

It being a blog has nothing to do with the evidence and content present in it.Sometimes blogs give rare information which normal sites dont.

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March 7 2011, 3:17 AM 

Sorry for this kind of foreign aid news I would say the blog content that UK is doing all of it for favor and doesn't care for India slump people as a bit of no concern to the Indians poor. But since you Indian trash your poor as trash then I suppose you can treat this blog as the truth then.

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March 7 2011, 9:15 PM 

\\Sorry for this kind of foreign aid news I would say the blog content that UK is doing all of it for favor and doesn't care for India slump people as a bit of no concern to the Indians poor. But since you Indian trash your poor as trash then I suppose you can treat this blog as the truth then.\\


I am not understanding your blabbering. As i mentioned in the previous post, 'aid' is nothing but business by other means and different people in UK will give different reasons for it. For the British NGO Industry which survives on things like this, it is about poor.For the British govt, it is about having some influence on Indian corridors of power and enhancing commercial relationship.And most importantly, the 'aid' from Britain is PURELY a internal British decision which has nothing to do with Indian govt.


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March 11 2011, 1:06 AM 

As I said since the blog says this is due to influence and nothing to do aiding Indian poor and you would like to accept it for the truth then it tells me you love to trash Indian poor then. Anyway I don't care about this blog anymore.

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March 14 2011, 8:02 PM 

\\As I said since the blog says this is due to influence and nothing to do aiding Indian poor and you would like to accept it for the truth then it tells me you love to trash Indian poor then. \\


It has nothing to do with "trashing Indian poor". India can very well take care of its poor.But as the blog suggests, some countries do give aid to India to buy influnnce even though India specifically did not ask for it.


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March 15 2011, 11:19 AM 

"India can very well take care of its poor."

Looks like I miss this.

Anyway, if India can take care of its poor then why is the poverty level is still so high after soo many years of independent. Sorry but if India can bring down its poverty level like what China did and is as rich as China then I would say the foreign aid is due to getting economic influence like in that blog otherwise no.

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March 18 2011, 11:05 PM 

\\Anyway, if India can take care of its poor then why is the poverty level is still so high after soo many years of independent \\


"India can take care of its poor" in the sense that it does not require outside aid.



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\\Sorry but if India can bring down its poverty level like what China did and is as rich as China then I would say the foreign aid is due to getting economic influence like in that blog otherwise no\\


And who said India is NOT bringing down the poverty level ? The poverty in India IS DECREASING. But not just as fast as China's. And thats because China had economic reforms WAY BEFORE India did.




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March 22 2011, 2:20 PM 

Another lame excuse. China is Communist and India is not by that right Indian poverty level should be lower than China. The fact it is the opposite means Indians have poor human potential and so require aid like in Africa.

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March 22 2011, 10:22 PM 


\\Another lame excuse. China is Communist and India is not by that right Indian poverty level should be lower than China. The fact it is the opposite means Indians have poor human potential and so require aid like in Africa. \\


Again talking IRRELEVANT things which has NOTHING to do with the topic at hand. LOL


China has a communist GOVT but its economy is a captalist economy. India has a democratic SYSTEM but has a socialist economy. India and China may be different in political systems but until 1978, both of them have similar type of ecnomies. China realised the benefits of liberalisation in 1978 and became a captalist economy slowly. India CONTINUED to be a socialist economy until 1991 when it also opened up its economy to the outside world. The gap between India and China is the gap when china and India opened up their economies.

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April 19 2011, 4:16 AM 

Indians have poor human potential. Otherwise why take until 1991. Just poor human potential.

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April 22 2011, 9:10 PM 

\\Indians have poor human potential. Otherwise why take until 1991 \\


Because until 1991, India was a Socialist Economy, although politically it is a Democracy . India is in many aspects STILL a Socialist economy. China is FAR MORE Captalist in economic sense than India is, even today .

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