Monitoring the UK’s interactions with developing countries

Development Monitor tells the full story about the UK’s relationship with developing countries.

Our aim is to collect and share the facts on every kind of interaction between developing countries and the UK.

Because only when the full facts are understood will we get reforms that give the poorest the best chance to prosper.

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The UK wants to be a force for good in the world. But its aid spending is only part of the story. The UK’s many other interactions with developing countries – for example through its foreign investment, tax policies, environmental policies and anti-corruption efforts – can have a much bigger impact. But there needs to be better data on these issues to support progress.


  • Development Monitor provides online dashboards which profile major financial flows – including trade, investment and aid – between the UK and each developing country.
  • We are working to add data on every kind of interaction – from arms exports, natural resource payments to lobbying activities.
  • We advocate stronger reporting by Government and statistical agencies on the UK’s interactions with developing countries.

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