United Kingdom

    The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have released the full details of their agreement under the U.K.’s newly coalition government last week. The agreement includes plans to enshrine into law the U.K.’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of its gross national income on overseas aid. The two parties also pledged to keep aid from the U.K. untied and the Department for International Development an independent agency.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      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.