DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next?

11 September 2017 13:30 - 15:00 GMT+1 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online

Introductory remarks

Marta Foresti @martaforesti - Managing Director, ODI


Bronwen Maddox @bronwenmaddox – Director, Institute for Government


Rt Hon Douglas Alexander @D_G_Alexander – Secretary of State for International Development, 2007-2010

Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP – Secretary of State for International Development, 2010-2012

Rt Hon Baroness Lynne Featherstone @lfeatherstone – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, 2012-2014

Craig Valters @craigvalters – Research Fellow, ODI


2017 marks 20 years since the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) became a separate government department. To coincide with this anniversary, and the publication of new ODI research on ‘The politics of the results agenda in DFID’ (by Craig Valters and Brendan Whitty), this high-level public event reflects on the history and future of DFID, and the UK government’s approach to international development.

This event plays host to representatives from the three major political parties and development experts. Our expert panel focuses on how DFID has changed over the past 20 years, and discusses what shape and focus the department should take in the future.