The UK Government has published its call for evidence for the emerging White Paper on its approach to International Development to 2030. The White Paper aims to build on the four priorities and approach set out in the 2022 International Development Strategy and the Integrated Review Refresh 2023 objectives.

The government sets out the rationale for addressing the intertwined challenges of development, nature and climate and slow progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within a more contested and volatile world. The Call for Evidence seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities within that context to advance the government’s understanding of the strategic partnerships, innovations and collaborations required to address them and accelerate progress.

The UK has long considered itself a global leader in International Humanitarian Development with its prior work through DFID, particularly regarding the complex inter-relationship between development, aid and disasters. As a founding leader in the development of the UNDRR (United National Disaster Risk Reduction), there is much that the UK has learnt from international development that can be transferred and adapted at the national level.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will lead this work which will be cross-government in scope. Submissions of evidence are invited via an online form by 16 September 2023, with responses being made publicly available alongside the publication of the White Paper before the end of 2023


Click here to read the full policy paper from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

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