On 15th January, the UK government released draft text of the legislation announced in November, to commit to dedicating 0.7% of gross national income on aid from 2013. The 0.7% target has been an international commitment for forty years, and the legislation represents a historic opportunity to see this promise delivered. For Non-Governmental Organisations in the UK, one of the longest standing advocacy goals in aid seems, at last, to be within touching distance.
However, alongside this 0.7% pledge, we need to see that aid is used effectively. This means that focus must remain on achieving comparable, timely and accessible information about aid.
Comment from Amy Pollard of Cafod (Eurodad member), here.