The United Kingdom has announced they will begin to cut foreign aid to developing countries failing to invest in their own citizens.
The country who now provides £13 billion each year overseas is calling for governments to take more responsibility and step up. Failing to do so would influence the UK’s economic support.
This new approach was developed after fears that foreign aid provides no incentive for countries to invest their own money and resources into things such as healthcare.
However, some have raised concerns of suddenly stripping aid from countries who really need it, and believe that even with taking self-supporting steps, there still a significant need for aid.
As reported by the BBC, the UK government is legally required to spend 0.7% of their gross national income on overseas aid.
The announcement coincides with the United States decision to withhold 65 million dollars in aid to Palestine