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Making UK ODA fit for purpose in a changing world

Briefing, 7 pages
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This policy brief explores how the UK’s approach to overseas development assistance (ODA) has evolved, particularly over the last five years.

It presents recommendations to the UK government based on a set of key principles of sustainable development used to assess a selection of UK-funded sustainable-development-oriented programmes.

The briefing was prepared by CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), Christian Aid, WWF-UK and Oxfam GB, based on a report by the International Institute for Environment and Development “UK ODA and sustainable development”, in November 2019.

The report concludes that committing to the 0.7% of GNI target and achieving value for money are only meaningful if ODA tackles the triple challenge of poverty, climate change and nature loss in a coherent way across all programmes, funds and delivery channels, and provides six key recommendations.

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