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27 June 2024

International Development in the UK Election: Signposting Resources


This year is a big year in global politics.  Half the world’s populuation will have the opportunity to cast their vote in 2024. For the UK, a General Election in the first week of July could have an impact on how the UK Government approach, fund and prioritise international development. While few SWIDN members engage directly in policy influencing or advocacy, we are keen to keep our community updated with what political parties in the UK are saying about international development and what the next Government may mean for our sector, whatever the election outcome. 

We’ve pulled together a list of resources to share with you all below. 

Sector Analysis of Party Manifestos:

Bond Manifesto Briefing 2024

Bond’s analysis of political party manifestos

Chatham House’s Analysis of party manifestos on foreign policy, including development

The IDS Series on international development policy issues facing any new Government

Media Commentary from the Sector:

Devex’s analysis of the Labour Party Manifesto

Devex’s Analysis of what a Labour Government would mean for UK international development policy

Further Resources in the Sector:

Oxfam’s policy asks to a new Government

SIDA’s Briefing ahead of the Election

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