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UK: MPs criticise DfID/FCO merger

The UK parliament’s International Development Committee has attacked the government’s decision to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The decision, taken while a review of post-Brexit arrangements was in its early stages, was “flawed on a number of grounds”, the MPs said in a report on 16 July. This put into question the future quality of UK aid, which totalled £15.2bn ($19.4bn) in 2019.

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