This briefing complements the Departmental Overview the National Audit Office prepared for the Department for International Development in September 2011 and covers specific topics of particular interest to the Committee.

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The briefing examines:

  • the Department’s structure and trends in its expenditure (Part One);
  • the Department’s Multilateral and Bilateral Aid Reviews and its approach to delivering its results (Part Two);
  • the Department’s approach to reducing its administration costs by a third in real terms over the Spending Review period and limiting its total operating costs (Part Three);
  • the restructuring of the Department’s workforce (Part Four); and
  • the Department’s expenditure on technical cooperation and research (Part Five).

October 2011