Independent DfID ‘imperative’ for effective UK overseas aid, say MPs

Posted by on June 9, 2020 2:15 am
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Report says merger with Foreign and Commonwealth Office could erode accountability and shift funds from poverty reduction

The Department for International Development (DfID) must be kept separate from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if Britain is to help end extreme poverty and retain its reputation and influence overseas, MPs have warned.

The cross-party international development committee warned that reorganising the aid effort could impair the effectiveness of Britain’s £15.2bn aid budget, which includes tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

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