Although I come from a developing country, it seems completely a waste of resources and money for the UK and other international donors to continue to operate international funding to developing countries in the way it currently does.
The Defence Secretary, Liam Fox is absolutely right in disagreeing that the UK should pursue to meet the 0.7% of GDP target the government wants to see aid money reach. It beggars belief that the government gives aid at all, let alone up to that amount.
The evidence in our face shows that these monies given to the various the crippled and kleptomaniac governments of the so-called developing countries are diverted into the accounts of individual officers running these governments. Take my country Nigeria for example, for the last 4 decades, all the heads of state and ministers have left office as billionaires and none of these men can show how they made their money.
Back into that country, roads are death traps, electricity is a luxury, education is a wish and hence still heavily paid for, school libraries are just skeletons and the concept of public libraries is an imagination.
Lets go to Niger Republic just north of Nigeria; housing is rocket science