Is the UK right to stop aid?
The UK is to stop direct aid to 16 countries, including Russia, China and Iraq, papers seen by the BBC suggest. Should the international aid policy change?
A draft copy of the government's review of its overseas aid budget - due to be published later on Tuesday - also reveals aid to India will be frozen. But overall, the international development budget will rise by a third in this parliament as a new approach focuses on value for money, it says.
The report states that aid spending is good for Britain's economy and safety. By 2014, 30% of UK aid is expected to go to war-torn and unstable countries.
Should aid to the 16 countries be stopped? Does aid help bring stability? Should Britain be increasing its aid budget?
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