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