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Department for International Development

  • 7 Dec 2015

Last week, I was delighted to be asked to join the ministerial team at the Department for International Development, which gives me to the opportunity to shape work that I believe to be both a moral imperative and firmly in the British national interest. The Secretary of State has asked me to oversee the significant programming that DFID does in sub-Saharan Africa to promote sustainable economic development and tackle the long-term drivers of poverty and instability.

 

I will also have Ministerial responsibility for DFID’s work on a range of other important matters: Climate and Environment; Research and Evidence; Emerging Policy, Innovation and Capability; the Global Funds; and Human Development issues (including education, health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and sexual and reproductive rights). It is an exciting time to join the Department and I look forward to the challenge, not least in ensuring that DFID is delivering results and achieving real value in its work.