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Oxfam comment on NAO report

18th Jul 2017

Commenting on today's National Audit Office report Managing the Official Development Assistance target, Oxfam's head of UK policy, Richard Pyle said:

"It's clear from this report that the vast majority of the UK's aid money is well spent and well managed - it makes a massive difference to the world's poorest people. We're pleased the NAO recognises the improvements made by the Department for International Development (DFID), which manages three quarters of UK aid.

"The UK public rightly expects the Government to be clear about where aid money is spent and for it to be spent effectively to help those most in need. This report shows that too often other departments - to whom the Government is giving increasing volumes of aid - are falling short in this respect. No financial increases should be made by ministers to non-DFID departments, without action to improve the transparency and quality of aid they deliver."

ENDS

For more information, please contact Meg Pruce +44 (0) 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk