As OmVldrlden previously announced, the British government has backed away from a parliamentary decision to allocate at least 0.7 per cent of the country’s gross national income (GNI) to UK development assistance. In contrast, the British government is allocating 0.5 per cent of GNI this year to development assistance.
Sarah Champion, chair of the British Parliamentary Committee on International Development Cooperation, to assess the impact on the cut. Wrote a letter Secretary of State Dominic Robb. The British aid magazine Dewex read the Foreign Minister’s report Reply to letter.
In his response, Foreign Minister Dominic Robb listed which countries will receive bilateral assistance from the United Kingdom in fiscal 2021/2022. Based on the list, Devex says bilateral cooperation with 102 countries and territories has been suspended due to aid cuts.
None of the countries in North Africa, Central Asia and Central America will receive direct government assistance from the United Kingdom in this year’s budget. Support for Iraq, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon, as well as Cameroon, Mali and the Central African Republic, is also coming to an end.
Full list of countries that received British bilateral assistance in 2019, but no longer receive it Is here. A total of 34 people will receive bilateral assistance from the UK in 2021.
Letter from Dominic Robin dated June 3rd. On the same day, 30 members of parliament, led by former Prime Minister Theresa May, voted Stop the cuts In the development assistance budget.
The referendum was scheduled for Monday, June 7, but was stopped by a technology, Devex said. Speaker of the House However, Lindsay Hoyle shared the concerns raised by members of parliament seeking to vote.
Parliament should be given a chance to make an effective – I repeat, effective – decision in this matter. I hope the government will accept the challenge and show due respect to the parliament. I hope and hope that this will be handled very soon. I don’t want this to take time, otherwise I need to find other ways to take this forward, ”Linde Hoyle said.
Dominic Robb writes in his letter that the government’s decision to save on development assistance in the budget is a temporary measure due to the economic situation. The goal is to live up to the parliamentary decision to set aside 0.7% GNI for growth assistance, when the economy allows.