Lindsay Northover is Parliamentary undersecretary of state at the Department for International Development. Prior to 2010, she was Liberal Democrat spokeswoman on international development in the House of Lords. She is a former trustee of UNICEF, the Tropical Health and Education Trust, a former council member of the Overseas Development Institute and chaired Women Liberal Democrats. Her first degree was from Oxford; her doctorate from the U.S., and she was a lecturer at University College, London.
DfID’s work doesn’t just have a global scope, it cuts across all U.K departments and development sectors as well. And unless extreme poverty is eradicated, there will continue to be a need for the U.K. aid agency, Baroness Northover, parliamentary undersecretary of state for international development, argues for the #FutureofDfID.