Microbiology Society written evidence to the House of Commons International Development Committee: Future of UK Aid Inquiry
01 June 2021
The Microbiology Society responded to a call for written evidence from the House of Commons International Development Committee about the impact of UK aid cuts.
In our response, we highlight the far-reaching consequences of the decision to reduce the funds available for ODA and we keep calling on the Government to confirm its stated commitment to expand investment research and development (R&D) and enable the use of ODA to support R&D partnerships with developing countries. Case studies are included to illustrate the profound destruction caused by cutting funding to existing microbiology projects and partnerships.