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Linking Development Aid and Social Sciences For the Next Generation

      UK Government Spending – 2013

UK Government Spending 2013

In 2013, the UK government achieved its target of contributing 0.7% of its national income in aid, spending £11.4 billion. Most students thought that the amount spent was a lot more!

The world is becoming more complex, with increasing numbers of emergencies, violent crises and people in need of aid. However, the work done by our government in international development seems far removed from our daily lives in the UK.

Aid Works partnered with the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Outreach Department to run two Aid Worker for A Day workshops for students from seven schools. The aim was to broaden students’ knowledge of development aid and raise awareness of related courses offered at the University of Sheffield. Continue reading