Bloated British aid budget ’risks increase developing countries’ dependency’

BRITAIN’S foreign aid budget risks increasing developing countries’ dependency, a report has warned. The UK’s aid spending watchdog blasted officials for prioritising “short-term and immediate results” over the goal of weaning poorer nations off handouts. The Department for International Development does “not adequately” record its aid programme results, the Independent

Jones Act waiver expires for Puerto Rico, won’t be renewed: DHS

The Jones Act waiver that suspended shipping restrictions to aid hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico expired on Sunday and the Department of Homeland Security will not extend it, Reuters reported on Monday. DHS issued the waiver on Sept. 28 after a request by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and other lawmakers, including Rep.

Mexico vows to send 25 trailers of goods to Harvey victims

see also Disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey-affected parts of Texas is coming from south of the border. Mexico on Monday announced plans to donate 25 trailers — packed with rice, beans, coffee, chocolate, water-treatment equipment, plus radio and satellite equipment — Undersecretary for North-American Relations Carlos Manuel Sada told CNN. The country has