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With one of the most generous bilateral aid budgets, as well as considerable current influence over the EU’s development policy, the UK is an important leader in global development. How could this change after Brexit? CGD is working to limit the potential harmful effects on development and take advantage of opportunities that may arise, offering creative, mutually-beneficial, evidence-based ideas for UK policy on aid, trade, growth, migration, and other areas in a future outside the EU.
Mikaela Gavas submitted written evidence to the United Kingdom's House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee on January 31, 2019. In her evidence Gavas answered questions about the future of UK-EU development cooperation after Brexit.
Britain just announced a new policy for trading with developing countries after Brexit. It maintains the current framework of duty free, quota free access to British markets for least developed countries. It is a good basis for the further steps we’d like to see Britain take.