Claire Provost for the Guardian, part of the Guardian Development Network

Development Policy 05-05-2014

British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres

Millions of pounds of British aid money to tackle poverty overseas have been invested in builders of gated communities, shopping centres and luxury property in poor countries, the Guardian newspaper has revealed.
Development Policy 26-02-2014

MPs call for more UK aid to be given as loans rather than grants

British MPs have called for the UK to give more of its aid money as loans, which developing countries would have to pay back.
Development Policy 17-01-2014

EU donors ‘profiting from aid budgets’ with high-interest loans

European donors have been accused of profiting from their aid budgets, as an increasing amount of their money for the world's poorest countries is being given as loans – which have to be paid back with interest.