Our position on ODA funding

11 September 2020

Today we published our position on Overseas Development Assistance ODA) funding, and our concerns for its future.

ODA funding has allowed our research to have an impact beyond academia, and beyond the UK. It has enabled us to think globally, and to work for the benefit of the global community, particularly in overcoming deep-seated socio-economic problems and developmental challenges.

However, we are concerned that a shift in government policy may lead to these achievements being undermined or reversed. There is a very real danger that the UK’s research leadership in the world will be lost, as will the opportunity for our research to have a significant impact on the life chances of those in the global south.

Find out more about our position and our concerns here.

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