The technical report of recent DFID Bilateral Aid Review concludes with the following –
As a result of the Review, we have refocused:
- Our efforts where the need is greatest. Our priority countries account for three quarters of global maternal mortality and nearly three quarters of global malaria deaths;
- Our impact on fragile or conflict affected states, ensuring that upstream conflict prevention and efforts to tackle poverty are built into our programmes in a coherent and mutually reinforcing way;
- On the poor wherever they live. We will continue to work in both middle income and lower income countries to target those with the greatest need.
Looks like a clear victory for Andy Sumner’s new bottom billion