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A Guide to the NAO’s International Work

This guide explains the audit and support work carried out by the NAO in the international environment.

Aimed at: staff in government departments spending UK funds overseas; Audit Offices and parliamentary oversight bodies in developing countries.

4 Apr 2011
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Spending reduction in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The FCO did well in 2009-10 in quickly bringing its expenditure down to within its budget. However, measurement and evaluation were limited. The FCO’s approach to cost reduction must now be fully strategic and sustainable. It will be vital to avoid damaging value for money through over-simplistic cuts.

29 Mar 2011
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DFID: Bilateral Support to Primary Education

DFID has successfully supported developing countries in progress against goals of universal enrolment in primary education and improved educational prospects for girls. However, more emphasis on quality and cost-effectiveness is important.

18 Jun 2010