UK's Labour Party Kicks Off Development Policy Review

Harriet Harman, the U.K. shadow international development secretary. Photo by: Labour / CC BY-NC-SA

The U.K.’s Labour Party launched April 20 a review of its international development policy to be led by a working group that will oversee the process and advise the U.K. shadow international development team.

The review also involves six task forces that will work on specific development issues, according to a news release from the Labour party.

“The groups we are launching today will examine many important issues: trade, tax and growth, the empowerment of women, climate change, conflict and development, the role of the diaspora and tackling global inequality,” Harriet Harman, the U.K. shadow international development secretary, said in a statement.

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