DFID hailed as 'global champion' on value for money

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.

UK aid is making the world…and the UK…a better, safer, more prosperous place

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”.