Profiting from poverty, again: DfID’s support for privatising education and health

published 8 June 2015 updated 8 June 2015

Global Justice Now recently released a report condemning the increased use of UK aid to support private provision of basic services in education and health sectors. The report suggests that “British taxpayers’ money is increasingly being used to pave the way for private companies to access markets in basic services in developing countries” and describes such investment as “shocking.” It calls on the Department for International Development (DFID) to explore conflicts of interest, halt programmes that promote privatisation, work more closely with grassroots organisations, and set up funding for public healthcare and education systems.

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