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Sub-Saharan Africa (Corruption and the Economy)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:28 pm on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford 7:28 pm, 1st July 2015

Does the Minister agree that some of the most effective international development work is often done by small, local, community organisations? We may be talking about building schools, working in community health centres or other such things. One problem they find is accessing the funds that DFID or others provide. We often hear people say, “We would like to work with these people but we cannot do so because the grant size is too small.” Yet these organisations are probably the least corrupt and often the most effective.