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Welcome to DFID and FCO Harriet Baldwin


I don’t think you did that great over at MOD, but hello. Advertisements

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Characteristics of the new foreign aid architecture and ways forward


Introduction Countries have developed at various paces, some of them as a result of foreign aid or more officially known as Official Development Assistance ODA. In recent years, there have been many changes to the ODA architecture, including 1) a … Continue reading

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Hello new FCO-DFID “development” department


Well besides the so-called Conservative-DUP “broken” deal, Theresa May further “joined up” ministers in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID) with two ministers of state “joint up” or working in both departments. They are … Continue reading

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Criticism of UK aid: it’s time for aid advocates to make a choice — Phil Vernon’s blog


Recent articles in British newspapers The Times and the Mail question whether the British Government is able to spend over £12 bn per year on overseas development aid. This in a context of large government cuts in other expenditure, while … Continue reading

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Bye Joyce, welcome Michael


A little belated welcome, but hello Lord Bates as Minister of State at DFID, speaking to the House of Lords. He replaces he Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, who will continue in her role as a Minister … Continue reading

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Hello Rory Stewart, James Wharton and Baroness Anelay


DFID’s new junior ministers include Rory Stewart, James Wharton and Baroness Anelay (the last a Minister joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for the United Nations and the Commonwealth). First Rory Stewart. He is well known for … Continue reading

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The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it


The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it In May 2016, the UK hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, bring leaders from developed and developing nations as well as practitioners and interest groups. World leaders and academic … Continue reading

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