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Aid for the next generation

Making UK Aid that delivers

This 2017 paper sets out Save the Children’s vision for good aid. Underpinning this vision is our unshakeable belief that UK aid should put children first; what happens to children today determines what happens to all of us tomorrow.

Report published 2017

It starts with a clear set of principles that should govern all UK aid spending, regardless of the spending department. These principles build on the established fundamentals of aid effectiveness.

They do not seek to answer all the challenges facing modern development policy, but they do set out ways the UK Government – from DFID to the Home Office – can ensure aid achieves maximum impact for children.

Building on these principles, we then set out some practical ways that the governance of UK aid should be reformed and updated to maintain the highest standards of aid quality.

The paper then introduces a series of policy priorities that will ensure UK aid helps children survive, learn and be protected – setting the foundations for a happier, healthier and more prosperous world.

Page updated October 2021