Although to what extent I’m not sure:
Big charities such as Oxfam have been accused of campaigning for higher levels of foreign aid because it benefits them and helps them to grow.
Aid has become ‘an important industry’ that ‘feeds’ on greater spending and voluntary organisations skew the debate on the issue because they are ‘contractors and lobbyists’, an expert on international development said.
Jonathan Foreman, senior research fellow at the think-tank Civitas, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that charities were accepting too many contracts from the Department for International Development rather than just relying on cash from individual donors.
Any organisation will suckle at the teat which produces cash for it. And it wouldn’t surprise me at all that some in the charity game insisted on that 0.7% of GDP target because they would get some of it. All of them would be a bit too strong a statement though I feel…..maybe.