Devex: Inside cuts in British aid
“On Thursday, the British government secretly released a letter describing the extent to which cuts are known to be coming to the aid sector. “We have identified £ 2.9 billion [$3.7 billion] the reduction package in ODA spending planned by the Government so that we can proceed wisely for the remainder of 2020, ‘wrote Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who will lead the new Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development when it opens in September … “(Worley, 7/24).
Devex: FCDO ‘risks operating for months without a clear strategic direction’
“The new British Foreign Office, Commonwealth and Development” risks operating for months without a clear strategic direction, “according to politicians who specialize in foreign policy. There is also the possibility of a ‘conflict’ between several strategic objectives of the Department for International Development and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, which will join and start working as FCDO in September. This finding was published in a report by the Foreign Affairs Committee … “(Worley, 7/23).
Security: UK’s reputation after the DfID merger in ‘safe hands’ under Raab, Trevelyan said
“Britain’s status as a world superpower in development is in ‘safe hands’ under Dominic Raab, according to the international development secretary, as she prepares to leave her post. In an interview with the Guardian, Anne-Marie Trevelyan expressed sadness at leaving the Department of International Development ( DfID), whose work is “truly impacting” and “doing good,” he said, but said he had seen enthusiasm and enthusiasm in foreign secretaries to help developing countries become stronger … “(McVeigh, 7/24 ).
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