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Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 907185, tabled on 8 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve value for money in her Department's expenditure.

Answered on

16 November 2016

Value for money is not just a matter for those who ultimately foot the bill for our aid budget – British taxpayers. Given the lifesaving work UK aid does across the globe, driving value for money also means that fewer lives are wasted to the scourge of poverty and disease. Driving the very best results for our money is therefore as much about helping the poorest as it is for justifying spending to those paying for it.

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