Labour International (LI) has a unique position within the Labour Party on Development. Our Constituent Labour Party (CLP) is composed of overseas Labour Party members, many of whom are active development professionals, with substantial and current international development experience.
Labour International Development Network (LIDN) is an informal group of LI members that are keen to ensure the UK remains a leader in the global sustainable development agenda, in terms of the size of it’s commitments, efficiency and integrity (scrutiny and accountability), which are longstanding and proud achievements of the Labour Party.
In 2020, the absorption of the Department for International Development (DfID) into a combined Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), combined with the Conservative Party’s ‘mutual prosperity’ rhetoric will take money away from development-focused support and could very well lead to a sharp decline in the positive impact UK Aid has in the world.
For this reason, LIDN was formed to actively campaign to protect UK Development and Aid.