Claire Godfrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Bond, the UK network for NGOs said:
It’s good to see that the worrying previous trend of UK ODA being spent outside DFID is now being reversed. DFID remains the most transparent and poverty-focused of government departments spending aid, and this change brings DFID’s share closer to the level identified by Matthew Rycroft as the minimum necessary to ensure the UK meets its aid commitments. This hopefully reflects a renewed commitment to improved accountability and aid that focuses on helping the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities. But caution should be applied until we see the full breakdown at the end of 2019 when we will get a clearer picture of where DFID’s increased allocation is going.
- Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development, including Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
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