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Mail on Sunday story on salaries in the charity sector

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The Mail on Sunday has published a story today on the salaries of senior staff in the charity sector. The story suggests David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is paid almost $1 million a year to run the charity which receives UK aid.

The piece also references the salaries of other senior figures at the IRC, as well as the bonus given to the CEO of Marie Stopes and the salaries of senior staff at Save the Children.

The salaries of staff are a matter for charities themselves.

We provided the below statement to the Mail on Sunday:

“DFID is committed to achieving value for money for UK taxpayers and communities that we serve in poor countries.

“The salaries of staff are a matter for the trustees of charities to determine.”

UK aid makes a difference around the world, from protecting a generation against the world’s deadliest diseases to improving the rights of women and girls.

DFID funding has supported IRC’s work in some of the world’s worst humanitarian situations such as Syria, providing life-saving humanitarian aid and giving children access to education.

UK aid also supports Marie Stopes International’s work in the poorest parts of the world, providing millions of women and families with access to voluntary family planning services and life-saving reproductive health care that they otherwise wouldn’t have.

Delivering the very best results for both beneficiaries and UK taxpayers is our priority. Every DFID project is rigorously scrutinised before being approved and is regularly monitored once up and running to ensure it is cost-effective whilst transforming the lives of the world’s poorest people.

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