This briefing complements the Departmental Overview prepared for the Department for International Development and covers specific topics of particular interest to the International Development Committee, including trends in DFID’s expenditure and total UK Official Development Assistance; and the Department’s progress in managing the delivery of the government’s target to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on UK Official Development Assistance in 2013.

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The briefing examines:

  • Trends in the Department’s expenditure and total UK Official Development Assistance
  • The Department’s management of its programme spending and the government’s target for the level of Official Development Assistance
  • Improving the value for money of the Department’s bilateral spending through multilateral organisations
  • The controls over the Department’s operating costs and their impact
  • The Department’s workforce


January 2014