The new head of the U.K. Department for International Development under Theresa May's new government is hoping to put trade at the heart of the U.K.'s aid agenda. Development insiders are unsure whether that's a good first step toward a successful cross-government aid strategy or a move to devalue DfID.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.