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Department of Politics and International Studies

In aid and development, Britain’s long-accumulated expertise is valuable to the EU, writes Sebastian Steingass in his latest blog post published on the LSE Brexit blog

20 February 2018

European Centre Associate Sebastian Steingass blogs on Brexit and EU development cooperation.

Britain has historically been a leader in development and humanitarian aid, with the EU amplifying the value of its links with the Commonwealth and its global influence. The fall in the value of the pound has already shrunk its budgets. Brexit will sever some of the links British aid experts have spent decades cultivating. But it will make sense for the EU to bring the UK into decision-making, though collaboration is bound to be more ad hoc.