The Comprehensive Spending Review – CAFOD’s response

CAFOD welcomes yesterday’s historic announcement which reconfirms the UK Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid from 2013. 

Standing by this forty year promise made at the UN will make a life-changing difference to millions of poor and vulnerable people around the world – and is particularly commendable in these difficult economic times.                     Britain can be proud to have stood by its promises as a recognised leader in the fight against global poverty. Aid is both morally right and remains a crucial part of effective development, representing a tiny amount of our public spending – just 1% of our overall budget – offering real value for money. 

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