Policy Update

With all eyes on COVID-19, UK's integrated review of foreign, defense, development capabilities temporarily scales back

In a joint letter to the respective chairs of the UK parliamentary Select Committees for Defense, Foreign Affairs, and International Development, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said the  UK’s review of its foreign, defense, and development policy is being temporarily scaled back as civil service resources were being redeployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson said the government would keep them updated on the new timetable.  

The International Development Committee's inquiry into the effectiveness of UK development assistance, which was due to feed into the review, has announced that it will pause oral submissions in parliament; however, it is still accepting written submissions.

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