African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 368

Article in Press

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Foreign Aid and the experience of United Kingdom


  •  Received: 12 May 2016
  •  Accepted: 20 October 2016
This paper presents an examination of the arguments why the UK government is committed to increasing its Foreign Aid spending to 0.7% of GNI. The study examines the facts around UK’s Foreign Aid policy and how the Aid is used. Further, it explores the theoretical basis for the arguments posed for and against foreign Aid and how these are relevant to the UK’s situation today. The UK’s decision to act contrary to the expectations of the public is what prompted this research paper and try to answer the questions by asking why? Or that the UK has not been affected by the financial crisis. In order to find answers to these question Secondary sources of data will be employed with specific attention to the ODA and DFID

Keywords: Foreign Aid, UK, Development