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Brexit: threats and opportunities for international development

An update on the Brexit situation and what we want to see from the negotiations to ensure the best deal for the world's poorest people.

Brexit hub

Brexit brings challenges, opportunities and unanswered questions for those working in international development and the UK at large.

We've brought together useful resources, views and the latest news on Brexit to help you understand and navigate this time of uncertainty. 

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Houses of parliament
3 September 2019
After a turbulent week in British politics, we look at the prorogation of parliament, what happens next and what it means for international development.
EU and British flags
21 August 2019
The UK’s agreed date to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019 is fast approaching. What can NGOs do to prepare?
Downing Street sign
17 June 2019
We look at some of the front-runners in the Conservative Party's leadership contest, and analyse the implications for international development.

Brexit resources

EU and UK flags
A letter from Nick Dyer, DFID's director general for economic development, outlining DFID's preparations for a No Deal Brexit.
14 February 2019
European flags
This report proposes options for UK-European civil society organisation collaboration in the lead up to and following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
9 January 2018
EU customs zone
These white papers on trade and customs aim to establish the principles that will guide future UK trade policy as well as laying out the practical steps that will support those aims.
9 October 2017

Brexit resources, news and views

To the point: UK-EU coordination for the poor

Tamsyn Barton on UK-EU development coordination after Brexit.

ECDPM 21 June 2018

The EU beyond 2020 Future Development Instruments: A UK Perspective

This paper looks at future development instruments and cooperation between the EU and the UK.

DFID 2 March 2018

Wales, Brexit and Environmental Law

The UK Environmental Law Association's report highlights the challenges that will need to be faced in developing environmental law in Wales after Brexit.

UK Environmental Law Association 18 October 2017

Brexit Risk Tracker

Most of the UK’s environmental protections stem from EU law and so could be changed as a result of Brexit. Greener UK has created a Brexit Risk Tracker to show which policy areas are more secure, and which are most at risk.


Greener UK 1 September 2017

Brexit and Open Government in the UK: 11 Months of May

This paper examines how Brexit has influenced the UK’s transparency regime and how, in turn, will openness shape the UK’s Brexit process. 

Birkbeck College 20 June 2017

EU Infrastructure Funding Post-Brexit

This symposium is an opportunity to strengthen understanding of the implications, risks and opportunities for local and regional infrastructure funding and development, following the UK’s secession from the European Union.

Public Policy Exchange 30 May 2017

Draft EU position papers on Article 50 negotiations

The European Commission have produced two draft working paper's for Article 50 negotiations, addressing 'Essential Principles on Citizens' Rights' and 'Essential Principles on Financial Settlement'.

European Commission 29 May 2017

Brexit and UK International Development Policy

This article explores the implications of Brexit for the UK and the EU's development policies and strategic directions, focusing on the former.

The Political Quarterly 9 April 2017

How Brexit will affect charitable giving

UK - Charities Aid Foundation head of research Susan Pinkney says ‘no one really knows’ how Brexit will impact charitable giving, but the signs are not as pessimistic as doomsayers might imagine.

Research Live 15 March 2017