London was accused of lying about helping the poor in developing countries
The government ex-the Minister of great Britain David Cameron exaggerated the statistics to create the appearance that London managed to help millions of people in developing countries out of poverty, writes The Times.
According to the newspaper, Justine greening, the former at that time Minister of international development, reported that including the UK government saved the lives of over 100 thousand women, but actually they just provide contraceptives.
The British authorities felt that it managed to save these women from death in childbirth.
Later the Ministry admitted that the announced figures do not reflect the real number of people who were able to get out of poverty.
The statistics included those who gained access to “financial services such as savings, loans and mobile banking” that supposedly was supposed to help them “make a small investment to increase your income.”
“Exaggerated figures were designed to convince the Parliament that the envisaged 0.7 percent [of the budget] is helping the poor, obviously not helped. This abuse of statistics” — quoted by Inotv member of Parliament from the labour party Lord Lipsey.
While Cameron himself has called the consolidation of the annual allocation of £14 billion for the provision of foreign aid as its main achievement.