Guardian: Het landenbeleid van het Verenigd Koninkrijk

Britain is to stop sending aid to a series of relatively affluent developing countries as the government focuses resources on countries with the highest levels of poverty, and failing states that have become havens for Islamist fundamentalists.

A review of Britain’s £8.4bn international development budget will herald the end of aid to Russia, Serbia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Moldova.

Aid to Yemen, regarded by Britain as a failing state whose lack of economic development provides a fertile recruiting ground for al-Qaida, will instead be doubled from £46.7m this year to £90m by 2015.

The changes will be announced by Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, who established separate reviews into Britain’s bilateral and multilateral aid budgets after the general election.

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Krista Russchen

04 maart 2011