Tamsyn Barton has been appointed as the new chief executive of Bond — the membership group for more than 450 U.K. development organizations. Barton, who has previously held roles in DfID and the European Investment Bank, said Bond will continue to strengthen and solidify the voice of international development under her leadership.
The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and the Prosperity Fund saw huge expansions in the 2015 U.K. aid strategy, with few details about scaling up. Now, U.K. lawmakers weigh in.
UNESCO tells Devex that a review of their work by the U.K. Department for International Development contained factual errors and that the department's new strategy to hold aid contributions "as blackmail" to development organizations could threaten the multilateral system.
The U.K. Department for International Development has released its first-ever economic development strategy, offering a first glimpse at how Brexit, a greater role for the CDC, and cross-government collaboration will impact U.K. aid.
Tamara Giltsoff, the new head of innovation at the U.K. Department for International Development, spoke with Devex about how blockchain could find transformative applications in humanitarian aid and development.
The U.K.'s Department for International Development is undertaking a forensic audit investigation of one of its top suppliers, Adam Smith International. DfID says it plans to increase scrutiny of all for-profit suppliers going forward.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator pointed to Norway as an example of how the U.K. will behave after its exit from the EU. What can Norway — and the options being built into the EU's new aid consensus — tell us about the future of U.K. and EU aid?
Rumors of Bond for International Development's financial difficulty are true, but the 475-member U.K. aid body says it isn't going anywhere, even if new DfID funding doesn't come through.
DfID has streamlined NGO funding into four pots and offered up key themes for engagement. Meanwhile its new funding stream, U.K. Aid Connect, doesn't quite connect the dots.
The U.K. Department for International Development released it's long-anticipated multilateral aid and bilateral development reviews Thursday. The MAR lays out a new results-based standard for multilateral organizations and criticizes partners for failing to collaborate with one another.
Not much is new in the U.K. Department for International Development's first Bilateral Development Review since 2011, aside from what — and who — wasn't included.
The U.K. Department for International Development's newly released Multilateral Aid Review emphasizes getting the most out of U.K. contributions to development. But that narrative risks losing public support for Britain's longstanding commitment to helping the world's neediest, writes Save the Children's Kevin Watkins.
Almost two and a half years after Priti Patel called for an assessment of "irrelevant" organizations such as Oxfam, she has released such a review as head of the U.K. Department of International Development. Toby Porter, a veteran of U.K. charities, says the new DfID leader can do more to build trust.
Humanitarian veteran and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer says the United Nations' current dilemma has been heating up for 30 years, and has now reached boiling point.
The United Kingdom's Department for International Development this week announced 90 million British pounds ($113.6 million) of support for the East Africa food crisis — but aid workers are left wondering where it will be drawn from.
After a shocking election result and a hung parliament, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May remains in power, but a strong Labour showing means her staunchest policies around foreign aid won't go unchallenged.
Devex rounds up the key discussions to watch out for at Europe's biggest annual development summit, the European Development Days, in Brussels on June 7-8 — including private sector engagement, migration, climate change, women's rights and Brexit.
United Kingdom-based charities including Christian Aid and Global Citizen have come forward about the effect of ambiguous legislation on their activities in the run-up to a snap election on Thursday.
Devex reports on the key issues at stake for the United Kingdom's development community, ahead of a snap election on Thursday.
Britain's major parties all aim to maintain a commitment to spending 0.7 percent of gross national income on aid. But aid groups fear the Conservatives — who have a commanding lead in the polls —
could change spending rules and renege on promises to keep the Department for International Development as an independent government body.