International Development

On this page you will find campaign responses related to the Department for International Development. The department is responsible for:

  • honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals
  • making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money
  • targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation
  • improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning
  • preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world
  • helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries


Preventing Child Deaths

The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, committing £1.44 billion between 2016 and 2020. This support will vaccinate 76 million additional children by 2020, saving 1.4 million lives from vaccine-preventable diseases in 68 of the world’s poorest countries.

UK-US Free Trade Agreement

I support the Government’s commitment not to compromise the UK’s high animal welfare, environmental, food safety, and food import standards in any future FTA – including one with the US. Ministers do not want to endanger the UK’s domestic welfare production standards either.