Claire Godfrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Bond the UK network for NGOs said:
“The NAO report rightly recognises that UK aid delivered by DFID has lifted millions out of poverty and helps get the basics, such as clean water and shelter to people living in conflict. DFID should review the effectiveness of ODA being spent by other government departments and cross-government funds. It is also essential that the Secretary of State for International Development has oversight for all ODA. This is the best way of ensuring that aid is used to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people so we can continue to champion our record on poverty reduction on the international stage.”
1. The National Audit Office report: The effectiveness of Official Development Assistance expenditure will be released at 00.01 Thursday 20 June. All enquiries about the report should go to the NAO press office: [email protected] / 020 7798 7400
2. 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.
3. For further information or interviews please contact Maryam Mohsin on 07555 336029 or [email protected]