Amy Dodd has been director of the U.K. Aid Network since 2012. UKAN is a network of U.K. NGOs that advocate for more and better aid through joint policy, research and lobbying. Amy has previously worked extensively in politics, policy and campaigning including most recently as an adviser in the Shadow International Development team in the U.K. Parliament focusing on gender, economic development, conflict and fragility and climate change issues. She studied economics and political science at the University of Sydney.
After a year of aid shake-ups in the United Kingdom, Amy Dodd, director of the UK Aid Network, crunches the numbers against the government's poverty reduction mandate and offers insights into the risks and rewards now at stake.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development meeting in Kenya saw stakeholders from across the sector take stock of progress in implementing the commitments and promises made on aid and development effectiveness. This year's second high-level meeting resulted in strong outcomes, but still has a ways to go, thinks Amy Dodd, head of the U.K. Aid Network.
Amid discussions on the need to find new financing sources to fund the post-2015 development agenda, the U.K. passed a bill to protect its commitment to spend 0.7 percent of GNI on aid. What does this mean for U.K aid? Amy Dodd of the U.K. Aid Network gives the inside track.