Bond statement in response to Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP appointment as Minister for Development

Simon Starling, Director of Policy, Advocacy & Research at Bond, the UK network for INGOs said

“We welcome Andrew Mitchell back to the job and cause that he has passionately continued to advocate for since his first tenure as development secretary – a UK aid budget that is both sufficient in quantity and goes to people facing poverty, conflict, and climate change.

“We hope, under his leadership, we will see a much-needed rapid return to 0.7% and a UK aid budget that is effective, transparent, and accountable to both the British taxpayer and the communities we work with.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work with him on these critical issues.”


Notes to editors

  1. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
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