The aid debate

A New Statesman special report: can we afford foreign aid?

Grain aid arrives in northern Uganda. Credit: Vanessa Vick/Redux/Eyevine

The question of aid has never been more charged: in an age of recession, should Britain be spending millions helping the people of fast-developing countries?

In this series of articles, the New Statesman invites politicians and campaigners - from both the UK and receiving nations - to consider the most pressing and defining issues surrounding foreign aid.