DFID Increased Share Of U.K. Aid Budget In 2018; Experts Await Final Statistics To Be Released In November

Devex: DFID’s share of U.K. aid rises — but it’s not all good news
“Aid groups have welcomed the news that the U.K. Department for International Development increased its share of the aid budget for the first time in five years in 2018, as new figures were released Thursday — however, some cautioned that all is not what it seems. … Until this year, DFID’s share of the aid budget has fallen steadily since 2014, after the government committed to spending up to 30 percent of aid through other departments by 2020. NGOs have been lobbying against the policy, arguing that DFID is best placed to spend aid effectively and transparently. … Aid experts will be watching for the final ODA statistics, due to be released in November, which should include more detail…” (Edwards, 4/5).