Devex Examines DFID’s Likely Priorities Under New International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt

Devex: What next for DFID?
“…Penny Mordaunt was officially named as DFID’s new head on Thursday afternoon. Having previously served in the Ministry of Defence and most recently as minister of state for disabled people, health, and work in the Department of Work and Pensions, Mordaunt is an outsider to DFID. Her appointment drew mostly blanks from the aid industry immediately after it was announced. But some clues are now emerging as to where the new DFID minister’s priorities could lie, and what her appointment might mean for the international development sector. Devex spoke to experts to get their insights on how current DFID policy might survive the transition, and what they want from the new secretary of state…” (Edwards, 11/10).

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