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UK cross-government strategy under fire again (Devex)

June 20, 2019

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The United Kingdom’s cross-government aid strategy has come under fire yet again — this time in a scathing new report from the National Audit Office.

Ian Mitchell, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development in Europe, said the findings should push the Treasury to take funds away from departments that are not spending aid effectively.

“The NAO report provides new evidence … [that] several departments still lack sufficient focus on ensuring the effectiveness of aid spending. Treasury will need to factor this into their allocations at the coming spending review and should withdraw funding from some departments to ensure there are clear incentives to spend aid money well,” he said.

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Ian Mitchell
Co-Director of Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow