Devex Examines Increase In Number Of DFID’s Joint Ministers
Devex: What does the increase in joint ministers mean for DFID? Experts weigh in
“As the dust settles in Westminster after last week’s leadership change, the U.K. Department for International Development is still standing but has undergone a major ministerial overhaul — including the appointment of its first-ever joint minister with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, meaning that three out of DFID’s five ministers now work jointly with another department. … While the number of joint ministers has been increasing across government in recent years, it is unusual for a department to have more joint than sole ministers, according to Gavin Freeguard from the Institute for Government…” (Edwards, 8/2).