International development, UK aid and Official Development Assistance spending


Please provide an annotated bibliography for each of the below:
• The global context of international development.
• UK Parliament’s guiding principles, legislation and strategic priorities.
• Official Development Assistance spending: cross-government approach, classification and recipients.


This report aims to introduce someone unfamiliar with the field of international development to some of its complexities. It includes hyperlinks to sources rather than a traditional referencing system, to make follow-up learning as easy as possible for the reader.

The report introduces international development, its the global context, and the UK parliament’s guiding principles, legislation and strategy for international development. It also provides an overview of UK ODA spending.


Suggested citation

Thompson S. 2017. International development, UK aid and ODA spending. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.