"This focus on fragile states, together with the planned increase of the aid budget, WILL EXPOSE UK AID TO HIGHER LEVELS OF CORRUPTION RISK… The Department for International Development’s monitoring of these partners requires improvement. There is a need for more articulated processes for managing the corruption risks associated with particular aid types… Taxpayers have the right to expect that the aid budget not only maximises impact but also delivers value for money.”Graham Ward, ICAI Chief Commissioner, added:
“In order to manage the increasing risks presented by DFID’s focus on fragile states, DFID MUST GIVE MORE ATTENTION TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION. DFID NEEDS TO INVEST MORE IN ANALYSIS OF CORRUPTION RISKS AND A MORE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO TACKLING CORRUPTION PROACTIVELY."The Mail said this:
“Figures reveal THE BIGGEST SINGLE AID WINNER WILL BE SOMALIA, which has been riven by civil war for years and is rated THE MOST CORRUPT NATION ON EARTH. Other winners include Burma, Zimbabwe and Yemen, all of which will receive double-digit percentage rises.”That’s where our billions are being spent, folks.
Out there in ‘the most corrupt nation(s) on earth.’ That’s what anyone who voted Tory, Labour or Lib Dem last time round voted for. Seeing as they’re all equally keen on the big global giveaway game.