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DFID R&D Budget Shrinks Under Current U.K. Government

SciDev.Net: DFID’s R&D budget took a dip, but is on the rebound
“Research and development (R&D) spending by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has fallen under the current government, despite the department’s drive for better evidence-based decision-making, an analysis has found. The department’s research budget in 2011-2012 was £11 million (around US$18 million) below the £237 million that was available in 2009-10, before the coalition government came to power, according to the unpublished study from the U.K.-based Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)…” (Piotrowski, 2/5).