Our hopes and objectives
Assistance to countries requiring aid will be given in a manner that aims to increase employment and productivity, refocussing on knowledge transfer. The focus will be on maximising impact and cancelling further assistance in cases where objectives have not been met.
The Compass Party will immediately end the current rule that the budget must be spent.
To reassure taxpayers, we will produce interim and final audits of expenditure and results.
Foreign Aid is a noble initiative with good intention to benefit the less fortunate and disadvantaged towards higher levels of self-sufficiency and standards of living. Providing Foreign Aid, however, is fraught with misguided actions; misplaced trust can be attended by results that fall short of expectation, weighed down by unforeseen consequences.
The Compass Party will expressly realign Foreign Aid policy to maximise benefit to end recipients.
To mitigate the misery and effects of population displacement occasioned by natural calamity, man-made disaster or war, efforts must be directed to alleviate suffering with materials, medicine and food. Suitable resettlement in nearby safe havens in the form of demilitarised zones will be preferred so that return to original areas can be easily facilitated to rebuild upon cessation of conflict or calamity.
To assure equitable trading relations with poor countries, Compass will assess Foreign Aid applications from disadvantaged communities, prioritising knowledge transfer and technical aid for the acquisition of production skills and business ability. Compass will also ensure that Foreign Aid policy includes personal empowerment and autonomy through microfinance rather than the current model of expensive projects.
Those for whom political asylum is the last resort, Compass will place the cost of all their assistance within the remit of Foreign Aid.
We will consider a scheme for those health tourists and illegal immigrants who elude NHS payment for any reason. These costs shall be met from the Foreign Aid budget.