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U.K. More Likely To Cut 0.7% Aid Target Than Merge DFID With Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Former DFID Minister Says

Devex: Former DFID minister thinks 0.7 percent aid target could be cut
“The former head of the U.K. Department for International Development, Clare Short, said she thinks the government is more likely to scrap the 0.7 percent spending target for aid than allow DFID to be merged with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. … FCO has a poor track record in managing aid compared to DFID and so merging the departments could compromise this positive reputation, she said…” (Edwards, 3/8).