Development secretary Priti Patel says UK will not pull out of OECD-DAC

Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel confirmed that the UK will not leave the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC), in an apparent reversal of her previous suggestion that the UK would pull out if current rules around military and security costs remain unchanged. For high-level OECD meetings taking place October 30-31, 2017, Patel said that she would focus on lobbying for a rule change that will allow UK development spending in high-income island states following natural disasters to count as ODA.

Patel has also come under recent criticism from DAC members regarding the Department for International Development's (DFID) intention to include all spending by the CDC Group, the UK's state-owned development finance institution, as ODA. 

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