Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

The UK’s Aid and Development Priorities in a Changing Context

Chatham House, London

Europe Programme, UK Foreign Policy

Participants

Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House

Overview

The UK is the world’s second largest donor and a leader in the field of international development. DFID remains one of the few government departments protected from budget cuts: despite its unpopularity with the public, spending on aid has increased significantly to meet the target of 0.7 per cent of GNI. Over the coming years, the UK will have to adjust its approach to international development to take account of changing patterns of prosperity internationally, an evolving range of development actors, and an increase in the number of states affected by conflict, climate change, mass migration and resource insecurity. 

Participants will discuss these challenges and the choices that face the next government. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.