UK Government cuts to Overseas Development Assistance: Tomorrow's Cities Responses
Following the chancellor's decision to drop overseas aid spending from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) confirmed a reduction in the ODA budget that will lead initially to a £120 million shortfall for 2021–22, meaning deep cuts to funds already committed to cutting-edge research collaborations between UK universities and leading international partners.
For Tomorrow's Cities, the scale of cuts will limit our planned ability to reduce the impact of disaster risk for low-income urban communities through building on the strong partnerships we’ve established with in partnership with city and national governments through the work to date.
Links below provide information on the consequences of cuts, including in the Hub cities of Istanbul, Kathmandu, Nairobi and Quito.
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