UK aid

DI’s response to the UK Government’s 2019 Spending Round


Yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid delivered the UK Government’s 2019 Spending Round, which sets out spending plans for government departments, including the Department for International Development (DFID), for the next year. Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives, said “We welcome the government’s pledge to continue to meet the target of spending 0.7% […]

Significant reforms are needed for UK aid spending to remain transparent and poverty focused


Today the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee published a report following its inquiry into the definition and administration of official development assistance (ODA). This inquiry asked a critical question – how effective are government departments, beyond DFID, at administering their ever-growing proportion of the aid budget? And the answer for some departments is quite damning. […]