UK Government assessment of UK aid cuts

Today, Tuesday 2 August, the International Development Committee has published the FCDO Equality Impact Assessment which was provided to Ministers earlier this year to inform their decisions on where significant cuts to the Official Development Assistance budget for 2023-24 would fall.

In reaction to the assessment, Gideon Rabinowitz, Policy and Advocacy Director at Bond, the UK network for INGOs, said:

“It is firstly important to say that we welcome the report, which comes after years of the government resisting any sharing of these assessments. This report illustrates the devastating impact of continued cuts to the UK aid budget and the urgency of restoring spending so we can meet our international obligations. Though the allocations of some vulnerable countries have increased we are still short of the funding needed to reverse the damage of multiple rounds of cuts, and the most marginalised communities continue to bear the brunt of these politically driven cuts.”