What’s the impact of UK aid cuts?

Monday, March 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm (BST)

In November, U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government would no longer be spending 0.7% of gross national income on aid — a target that was enshrined in law in 2015. Getting the target into law was a major victory for development campaigners. And it was a decisive defeat when it was taken away, following the merger that led to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

The aid budget is now down £4.5 billion ($6.2 billion), but relatively little is currently known about the effects of such a large funding gap. Still, those already announced are severe — such as a nearly 60% funding cut to Yemen, currently the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Join Devex and three leading experts to discuss what the cuts mean on the ground — and for the future of U.K. aid. We’ll cover:

- How the cuts affect the humanitarian response to crises like Yemen.
- The cuts impact on longer-term development programs.
- How the cuts affect the U.K.’s reputation and relationships overseas.

You’ll hear from:
- Laurie Lee, CEO, CARE
- Jemma Chambers, chair, Bond Small NGOs Group; and head of fundraising, Tools for Self Reliance
- Chernor Bah, CEO, Purposeful
- Will Worley, U.K. correspondent, Devex

Add to Calendar 2021/03/29 14:00:00 2021/03/29 14:30:00 Europe/London What’s the impact of UK aid cuts? In November, U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government would no longer be spending 0.7% of gross national income on aid — a target that was enshrined in law in 2015. Getting the target into law was a major victory for development campaigners. And it was a decisive defeat when it was taken away, following the merger that led to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

The aid budget is now down £4.5 billion ($6.2 billion), but relatively little is currently known about the effects of such a large funding gap. Still, those already announced are severe — such as a nearly 60% funding cut to Yemen, currently the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Join Devex and three leading experts to discuss what the cuts mean on the ground — and for the future of U.K. aid. We’ll cover:

- How the cuts affect the humanitarian response to crises like Yemen.
- The cuts impact on longer-term development programs.
- How the cuts affect the U.K.’s reputation and relationships overseas.

You’ll hear from:
- Laurie Lee, CEO, CARE
- Jemma Chambers, chair, Bond Small NGOs Group; and head of fundraising, Tools for Self Reliance
- Chernor Bah, CEO, Purposeful
- Will Worley, U.K. correspondent, Devex
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