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DFID Data Show Continuing Shift Toward Centralization Despite Development Secretary’s Statements Urging Opposite

Devex: DFID headed toward centralization despite its leader’s concerns
“The amount of money the U.K. Department for International Development spent through its country and regional programs has fallen for the second year in a row, sparking concerns that the department is becoming too centralized despite the new international development secretary of state calling for it to move in the opposite direction. … The shift has prompted concerns about the impact on the quality of U.K. aid and is also at odds with recent statements made by DFID’s current leader Rory Stewart…” (Edwards, 7/17).