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As the U.K. gears up for a December election and looks to finalize Brexit, Bond's Claire Godfrey has four recommendations for the incoming government on how to strengthen Britain's aid effort.
DFID chief Alok Sharma weighed into the controversial debate over the department's future during his first appearance before the International Development Committee on Monday.
Speaking during a Devex event in London, the outgoing chair of the International Development Committee said he fears British aid is losing its poverty focus.
A DFID official explains how the scheme will work, with funds being paid out immediately if EU contracts are cut off.
The U.K. government has tripled its support for a little known development finance outfit, the latest in a string of commitments aimed at boosting private sector development in Africa.
DFID chief Alok Sharma emphasizes the centrality of sexual and reproductive health and rights, as the U.S. representative calls for the term to be dropped from U.N. documents.
The U.K. government has required DFID to support other departments in spending aid but provided it with no additional resources, nor a clear mandate, for doing so, according to the aid watchdog.
This week's U.K. government spending review promised DFID a 1.5% real-terms increase in its budget for 2020-21, but at least some of the money looks set to be absorbed by other departments.
The Ebola outbreak enters its second year, U.K. aid braces for an uncertain future, and the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency faces questions.
Despite having survived the first week of Boris Johnson's premiership, the U.K. Department for International Development is not out of the woods yet, aid experts tell Devex.
Boris Johnson has appointed Alok Sharma to lead DFID. As Sharma makes his way into office, Crown Agents CEO Fergus Drake lays out five early priorities for the U.K.'s new aid leader.
Alok Sharma's appointment as U.K. secretary of state for international development was a moment of relief for the development community amid speculation that DFID might lose its secretary of state under aid skeptic Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson was announced as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister Tuesday afternoon as aid leaders urged him to protect the country’s development commitments.
Leadership shakeups. Political transitions. Shifting funding priorities. In this webinar, we break down how DFID's operations, program focus, and disbursements have been affected by changes in the U.K. political scene.
The U.K. government has committed to spending all U.K. aid in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but insiders wonder if it will turn out to be more than a box-ticking exercise.
As new reports from the National Audit Office and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact raise renewed concerns about the U.K.'s cross-government strategy, the aid community says it is time to act.
Rory Stewart has put money where his mouth is after early promises to do more to tackle climate change — though he may not be in charge of aid for much longer.
Boris Johnson — Theresa May's likely successor as U.K. prime minister — is a threat to DFID's existence and independence. ODI's Alex Thier explains.
Last week, Rory Stewart announced the U.K.'s first major support for the Currency Exchange Fund. What is it, and why has it attracted DFID's attention now?