DfID Names New Permanent Secretary

The U.K. Department for International Development has a new permanent secretary in Mark Lowcock, who is a former director-general of the department’s country programs and a member of the DfID management board.

Lowcock, who was chosen through an open competition, will be replacing Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, who was recently named as deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund. Lowcock will assume his new position immediately, according to a DfID news release.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.