This article by International Development Secretary Alok Sharma appeared in Prospect on 5 November 2019.
The Guardian and The Times have both reported today on International Development Secretary Alok Sharma’s visit to the World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington D.C.
DFID's response to the Mail on Sunday story on salaries in the charity sector
There is coverage in today’s Daily Mail, Times and Guardian (online) of a report published yesterday by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on how the aid budget is spent. The PAC report was informed by a National Audit Office (NAO) …
The Prime Minister's commitments to climate, the environment and education at this weekend's G7 Summit
The Financial Times has published a story on safety concerns for some UK aid funded classrooms in Pakistan. DFID is making sure every school and classroom is fit for purpose, at no extra cost to the British taxpayer.
The Independent has today carried a critical opinion piece by the Deputy Head of Mission at the Ugandan Embassy in Rome – Ambassador Dr Mumtaz Kassam – on international aid funding for refugees in Uganda. The original headline of the …
International Development Secretary Alok Sharma made his first international visit to Nigeria to see how UK aid is helping to generate billions of pounds worth of trade and investment opportunities for African and British businesses.
The UK strongly condemns the appalling targeting of brave aid workers who risk their lives to save others. As the IDC acknowledge, DFID works closely with the FCO in calling for unhindered access for humanitarian aid and the upholding of International Humanitarian Law.
Last week (Wednesday 24 July) Alok Sharma MP was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and welcomed his new Ministerial team to DFID. On his arrival, Mr Sharma said: “I am delighted to have been appointed International Development Secretary. …