International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt spoke to the aid sector at their annual gathering in London on 26 February.
The Daily Mail today reports that Adam Smith International have ended their voluntary withdrawal from the DFID procurement process and can now bid for new DFID contracts.
DFID's response to the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by charity workers in Haiti in 2011, and the measures we are taking to improve safeguarding across the aid sector.
Today (20 February), the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) published a review into how well the Department for International Development spends money. Its findings were broadly positive, saying DFID is a “global champion” when it came to value for money, and it was helping to make UK aid spending go further.
Mordaunt: "Oxfam has agreed to withdraw from bidding for any new UK Government funding until DFID is satisfied that they can meet the high standards we expect of our partners"
Penny Mordaunt has announced a series of actions to tackle sexual exploitation in the aid sector, declaring it vital that the whole sector steps up.
There is continued media coverage today (Sunday 11 February) of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti in 2011 and other charity workers. The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt appeared on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show this …
There is continued coverage across broadcast and newspapers this morning of the allegations and investigation of sexual exploitation by Oxfam staff members in Haiti in 2011. Stories in The Times, The Today Programme, The Telegraph, Sky News, BBC, The Guardian, …
Penny Mordaunt wrote a powerful piece laying out the case for UK aid in The Daily Express today. The International Development Secretary argued “Britain has a moral responsibility to help lift people less fortunate out of poverty”. But she also highlighted how UK aid’s work was making the UK itself “more secure and prosperous”.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt marked the International Day to End FGM (female genital mutilation) on February 6th by announcing an ambition to end the practice by 2030.