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Aid and Development Post Brexit

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Saint Mary Le Bow Church

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The UK is a development superpower, one of the most generous countries in the world. In its own right, as well as the third contributor (after Germany and France) to the EU’s aid budget. As for the EU, it channels more than half of the worlds ODA (Overseas Development Assistant) annually, something that constitutes a key political asset of the Union in its external relations.

So how will Brexit impact UK aid and development? What does Brexit mean in terms of aid? Will the EU development policy change after Brexit? Will the global poor suffer as a result of Brexit?

Join us as our excellent line up of speakers address these vital questions and more.


Claire Leigh, Director of International Development - Save the Children

An international development expert with over a decade of experience leading policy and research programmes, she has particular expertise in governance, fragile states, statebuilding and aid effectiveness. Over the past decade she has advised a range of developing country governments, NGOs and International Organisations on issues of governance, aid and development policy.


Dr Sophia Price, Head of Politics and International Relations at Leeds Beckett University

Sophia Price is Head of Politics and International Relations at Leeds Beckett University and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She previously worked for the Open University and the University of Manchester, where she completed her ESRC funded PhD on the European Union’s relations with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Group. Her research continues to focus on the European Union's external relations, as well as feminist political economy. Sophia has published works on feminism and the EU’s external relations, with particular focus on relations with West Africa, regionalisation and the political economy of trade and aid.


Chair - Richard Burge, former CEO of Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council and Wilton Park


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