The aim of this report is to inform the debate about the future of the UK's development policy. We assess how far UK policies are coherent from a development perspective, and what the balance is between international development and other objectives, across a range of areas.

We identify some of the barriers to more joined-up government. On the basis of this analysis we make a series of recommendations for both the Department for International Development and the workings of government more widely.

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