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Integrated review omits EU and ODA commitments on R&D

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UK’s updated strategy keeps emphasis on R&D but doesn’t mention EU programmes or ODA funding

The UK government has omitted commitments on joining EU R&D programmes, and on funding R&D partnerships with developing countries through the UK’s aid budget, from its updated foreign policy review, published yesterday.

The update of the 2021 review does keep science and technology as a high priority, though, saying the government “will continue to make [science and technology] a priority element of our wider bilateral partnerships”.

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