Ministerial role

Minister of State for International Development


The Minister of State represents DFID in the House of Commons.

The Minister currently leads on the following areas within DFID:

  • Africa (covering FCO and DFID policy)
  • Innovation and research
  • Ukraine
  • Climate and environment
  • Corporate Performance Group

Previous holders of this role

  1. Rory Stewart OBE MP

    • 2016 to 2018
  2. The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD

    • 2014 to 2016
  3. The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP

    • 2010 to 2014


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  1. New UK aid support for South Sudan

    • Press release
  2. Rwandan Presidential elections 2017

    • Press release
  3. Africa Minister Stewart: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Uganda

    • News story
  4. Message from Rory Stewart, Minister for Africa

    • News story
  5. Statement from Rory Stewart: United Kingdom Minister for Africa

    • Speech
  6. DFID Minister meets Nepal’s first ever female Speaker of Parliament

    • News story
  7. UK announces new £4 million programme to support Ghana's general elections

    • Speech
  8. UK and Nepal celebrate 200 years of friendship

    • News story
  9. Minister of State Desmond Swayne visit to Ukraine

    • News story
  10. UK government funding to further international work of Scottish medics

    • Press release