UK aid money: Generosity or wasted spending?
A class of Ugandan schoolgirls lines up under a tree. They are waiting to receive the HPV vaccine, which will protect them from cervical cancer.
The project is run by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, which in turn has received a significant amount of funding from British taxpayers.
With a budget of more than £12bn, the Department for International Development is an arm of government with spending power that is likely to keep growing.
The UK has passed a bill that enshrines in law its commitment to spend 0.7% of the country's gross national income on aid every year.
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