Development Aid: Pakistan - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour 3:06 pm, 2nd October 2019

My Lords, does the Minister not agree that part of the problem—I came across this with two big schemes I was involved with in Pakistan—is corruption? The amount of money that trickles down to where you want it to have effect has by then gone through layer after layer of provincial governors and others who, I fear, have sticky fingers, and is very small. How can we ensure that DfID money actually hits the people who really need it, rather than feeding corruption?