Dan Smith discusses development under the Coalition Government

Over at OpenDemocracy, Dan Smith has published an interesting article (‘The New UK Coalition and UK Development Policy‘) that looks looking at the future of British Aid and DFID under the new coalition government.

Dan intelligently touches on many of the issues that have been quietly bubbling away during the election period, such as DFID’s relationship to the Foreign Office, or how DFID and the military could work together. The article is well worth taking the time to read in its entirety.

It also touches on the commitment to 0.7% of GNI to aid, and suggests that for political reasons it may be some time before this legislation is put before Parliament despite repeated commitments by all major parties in the run up to the election. This is something RESULTS will be watching closely indeed.

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