All posts tagged "DfID"

  • Former UK diplomatic chief warns of declining influence overseas

    The UK’s global influence is in decline, the former head of the country’s foreign office has argued – with Brexit and an over-controlling Number 10 at the heart of the

    • Posted September 14, 2020
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  • Crisis response: an interview with Sir Suma Chakrabarti

    Suma Chakrabarti, the former UK permanent secretary and EBRD chief, sees opportunities as well as risks amidst the COVID crisis; but western governments, he warns, are fumbling their response. Matt

    • Posted August 27, 2020
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  • UK to merge aid and diplomacy departments

    The Department for International Development (DfID), which manages the UK’s overseas aid, and the Foreign Office (FCO) are to merge this autumn. The move was reported by the BBC, and

    • Posted June 16, 2020
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  • UK plans African cities centre

    The UK is to set up a specialist centre that will help to improve the way African cities are planned, built and run, with the aim of making urban centres

    • Posted January 22, 2020
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  • Aid, abetted: how UK spending watchdog has improved value in aid budgets

    The UK’s foreign aid spending watchdog, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), is “still a well-kept secret,” according to ICAI chief commissioner Dr Tamsyn Barton. But the little-known organisation

    • Posted July 11, 2019
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  • Tackling the foundations of corruption

    For years, anti-corruption activists have concentrated on improving enforcement and transparency. But critics of this approach argue that more systemic change is required: Gavin O’Toole learns why the ACE programme

    • Posted October 24, 2017
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  • Britain’s UN ambassador to lead international development department

    Matthew Rycroft, the UK’s ambassador to the United Nations, has been appointed as permanent secretary at Britain’s foreign aid ministry, the Department for International Development (DfID). The appointment of the

    • Posted October 3, 2017
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