What should the priorities be for UK aid in 2018?

2 January 2018

In November 2017 the UK Government appointed the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt as Secretary of State for International Development.  In that role the Secretary of State is responsible for the majority of one of the world’s largest and most influential aid budgets

With the world currently facing so many pressing global challenges, we asked researchers and students at IDS to share what they think the Secretary of State’s priorities for development should be in 2018. 

We would also like to hear what you think. Share your messages with us on twitter and include @IDS_UK

Keetie Roelen - vulnerable children


Melissa Leach - research and evidence


Rhiannon McCluskey - tax reform


John Gaventa - citizen voice and accountability 


Erica Nelson - accountability for health equity


Olúsolá Owónikókó - extreme poverty reduction