U.K. Development Secretary Discusses Future Of U.K. Aid ‘In The National Interest’ In Chatham House Speech
Devex: Mordaunt cranks up national interest rhetoric in keynote speech
“United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt dialed up the ‘national interest’ rhetoric Thursday, during a wide-ranging speech on the future of U.K. aid. Presenting to the Chatham House Conference in London, Mordaunt repeatedly returned to the Department for International Development’s focus on delivering aid ‘in the national interest,’ while also offering hints about the department’s focus areas in the coming year. These include ramping up spending on family planning; a renewed push to change the internationally sanctioned rules on aid spending; and a look toward new partners, namely China…” (Anders, 6/22).