2020 was a year of shocks for the United Kingdom’s development sector. The first was the folding of the Department for International Development, followed by the loss of the 0.7% aid spending target, the announcement of a new aid strategy focused on seven global challenges — which skipped over poverty reduction — and the threat of new development legislation, whose full details are not yet known.
As the sector looks ahead to 2021, we’ll discuss what these changes mean for funding, priorities, and partners. What do we know so far about how and where the U.K. government will be spending its reduced budget? What can we expect from the delayed Integrated Review of the country’s international policies? And are there any more shocks in store?
Devex U.K. Correspondent William Worley speaks to Simon Maxwell and Harpinder Collacott for expert insights and predictions about what comes next for U.K. aid.
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