Aid Experts Remain Wary Of Potential Changes At DFID Under Prime Minister Johnson
Devex: DFID and U.K. aid still under threat, experts warn
“The U.K. Department for International Development is still at risk of being merged, scrapped, or having its budget plundered by other departments, despite having survived the first week of aid-skeptic Boris Johnson’s premiership, aid experts have warned. … [W]hile [Alok] Sharma’s appointment may have secured DFID’s status as an independent department for the immediate future, many in the sector fear the department is not yet out of the woods. They called on the aid community to keep pushing the government to maintain DFID’s independence and the U.K.’s reputation as a ‘development superpower’…” (Edwards, 8/1).