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Exclusive: ten more UK R&D funders have aid budgets slashed


Deep cuts across the board as combined drop in funding from ODA tops £399 million

Steep cuts in funding for UK international development research extend beyond the country’s national funding body, with ten other organisations seeing their budgets slashed as a result of the government’s decision to reduce spending on international aid.

Last week it was revealed that the £125 million budget for 2021-22 that UK Research and Innovation had been given for research funded by Official Development Assistance was 70 per cent less than the funder’s ODA budget in 2020-21, at £422m.

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