FCDO and the Future of UK Aid
Tuesday 12 January 2021, 3-4.30pm
A webinar hosted by the Development Studies Association
Blogs & video
Read two different blogs summarising the outcomes of this event. the first in terms of FCDO and the future of UK Aid and the second focusing on the implications for international development research.
The UK’s approach to international development is undergoing a radical transition, most notably through the merger of DFID with the FCO, the proposal to reduce the commitment to spending on aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income and the reframing of the key ‘global challenges’ and of the UK’s national interest in relation to these. This webinar offers a forum to discuss the implications of these shifts – actual and proposed – and to discuss how to maintain a higher level of public debate and accountability around the of UK’s role in relation to global development.
- Preet Gil, Labour MP and Shadow Secretary for International Development
- Ranil Dissanayake, Centre for Global Development
- Melissa Leach, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex
- Stephanie Draper, Chief Executive of BOND
Co-Chairs: Sam Hickey (DSA President, University of Manchester) and Annalisa Prizzon (ODI and DSA Council member)