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International Development Committee report on aid spending

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Anna Thomas, ActionAid Head of Policy, said: “We welcome this cross-party report and its reiteration of the principle that poverty reduction must be the primary driver of the UK’s aid strategy.

“In particular we agree with the committee’s recommendations that the option of direct budget support should still be a means for delivering aid in the right circumstances.

“This is the form of aid that, when delivered well, gives the most bang for its buck. It puts developing country governments in the driving seat of their own development strategies, which is known to have positive impacts on effectiveness, accountability and value for money.”