Government response

Aid in fragile states

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The response to reports on the comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron on the use of aid on fragile states

Responding to reports on the comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron on the use of aid on fragile states, a DFID spokesperson said:

All DFID’s aid spend is in line with internationally agreed guidelines.

As part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, we pledged to invest 30% of our bilateral aid in fragile and conflict-affected countries by 14/15 and we work closely with the Foreign Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to make sure our approach is joined up, including through the Conflict Pool which provides funding for conflict prevention.