How foreign aid is being used to support the self-serving political activities of NGOs

The Department for International Development (DfID) claims to be “leading the UK government’s fight against world poverty.” However, increasing amounts of DfID funds are channelled through non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to fund lobbying activities, marketing, and the promotion of political ideology, often within the UK.

DfID has openly funded groups for which “international development is not their main focus.” Some DfID grant recipients have blatant domestic political agendas.