Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that government departments that allocate Official Development Assistance funding to ensure that Departments' work is (a) poverty focused, (b) effective and (c) transparent.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID is committed to supporting other government departments to strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise their impact on poverty through an extensive offer of support. Working through established cross-government oversight mechanisms we share good practice and provide specific advice on the government’s transparency commitments, Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) eligibility, and programme design and management. Ultimately departments remain accountable to Parliament and taxpayers to ensure their spend meets the ODA rules and represents value for money.

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