Good Governance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for International Development 11:30 am, 29th June 2005

Good governance is essential to reducing poverty, and we take account of governance in allocating UK aid. DFID is supporting action against corruption, the reform of public financial management and improved accountability and transparency, through, for example, the extractive industries transparency initiative. We are also assisting the African peer review mechanism.