Department for International Development (DfID)

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‘They’d come to kill me’: The Afghan tax reformer hunted by the Taliban and abandoned by the Britain he served
A year after the fall of Kabul, Abdullah Sayyid is in hiding, his wife has been murdered and the Home Office appears to have lost his case file

Mark Townsend

13, Aug, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Foreign Office under Liz Truss has failed to regain global footing, report finds
Institute for Government says morale low, expertise on Russia lacking, and merger with DfID has not worked

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Keir Starmer commits to reversal of ‘misguided’ DfID and Foreign Office merger
The Labour leader told The Rest is Politics podcast that the aid department was a ‘massive asset’ with the power to unlock promise globally

Lizzy Davies

20, Jul, 2022 @1:47 PM

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UK aid cuts imposed with no transparency, says watchdog
Icai review cites lack of access to officials and papers to assess aid budget since Foreign Office-DfID merger

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Jun, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Cameron criticises Johnson and May over aid cuts and security oversight
Former PM predicts ‘big inquiry’ into Covid response and defends EU referendum decision

Ben Quinn

01, Mar, 2021 @7:26 PM

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Be 'muscular' and drive green recovery, Cameron tells Johnson
Free market can be overruled if necessary to create post-Covid growth, ex-PM advises former rival

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Partisan views on Rwanda | Letter
Letter: Martin Plaut responds to Andrew Mitchell’s letter on the detained Rwandan Paul Rusesabagina

Letters

16, Sep, 2020 @4:55 PM

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Rule, Britannia! row risks riling rightwingers | Letters
Letters: Alan Clark says an opinion piece went too far in calling the Last Night of the Proms a supremacist indulgence, while Peter Wrigley is bemused by the strength of public opinion on the matter. Plus Marie Paterson puts the issue into Orwellian perspective

Letters

04, Sep, 2020 @3:19 PM

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Britain's aid budget could soon become little more than a slush fund for business | Clare Short
In the week DfID is abolished, there is real cause for concern, says former international development secretary Clare Short

Clare Short

03, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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UK will lead world on tackling famine and Covid with new department, says Raab
Merging DfID and FCO will cement Britain ‘as a force for good’, Raab claims, but critics fear aid will be deprioritised

Karen McVeigh

02, Sep, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Recognise DfID expertise and influence in FCO merger, Raab urged
Department for International Development gave ‘huge heft to global Britain’, says ex-secretary of state ahead of Wednesday merger

Karen McVeigh

31, Aug, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Leadership of merged DfID evidence of ‘hostile takeover’ by FCO, say critics
NGOs and MPs fear appointments to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office reflects unbalanced priorities

Karen McVeigh

25, Aug, 2020 @9:14 AM

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