World’s poorest countries spent £2.5 billion on UK services in 2017

Analysis by Development Monitor shows that the UK exported £2.5 billion of services – such as management consulting and financial services – to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2017, up from £2.0 billion in 2016. The UN defines LDCs as low-income countries that face severe impediments to sustainable development. The UK also imported £0.7bn worth […]

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UK investment in Least Development Countries shows 30% fall

Data released by the Office for National Statistics, following a request from Development Monitor, shows that: The UK’s outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) position in Least Development Countries (LDCs) fell 29.5% from 2014 to 2015 There was a net disinvestment of £2.7 billion by UK companies in those countries 2015 UK FDI in LDCs accounted […]

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Explore UK trade relations with developing countries

Development Monitor has launched a new trade dashboard which explores the UK’s trade with developing countries and shows the importance of this trade for both the UK and people in developing countries. The dashboard supports Development Monitor’s submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Trade out of Poverty inquiry on Commonwealth countries and its submission to […]

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Upgraded tool available for analysing financial flows between the UK and developing countries

Our data dashboard has been upgraded to allow you to analyse trends in financial flows between the UK and groups of developing countries. You can explore trends in financial flows for different regions – for example South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa; different income levels – for example all low income countries; or other categories such as Least […]

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A first look at UK-Developing country financial flows

Development Monitor has published bilateral financial flows between the UK and developing countries, but what can the data tell us? To give a flavour of the insights on offer I had an initial look at five developing countries: Pakistan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. These countries were the UK’s largest recipients of bilateral […]

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Development Monitor launches financial flows dashboard

Development Monitor has launched the initial version of its dashboard showing financials flows between the UK and developing countries. The dashboard is the first step in Development Monitor’s work to monitor interactions between the UK and developing countries, with the aim of improving accountability for policies (beyond aid spending) that affect developing countries. The initial […]

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