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Investing for development: the Department for International Development’s oversight of CDC Group plc

“By achieving strong financial performance with a portfolio weighted towards poor countries, CDC will have made a credible contribution to economic development in those countries. But the scale of that contribution, or the direct effect on poverty reduction for poor people, is harder to demonstrate. DFID needs better evidence on the scale of CDC’s impact to make sure it secures the greatest development benefits.”

5 Dec 2008
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Ministry of Defence: Hercules C-130 Tactical Fixed Wing Airlift Capability

“The MoD’s focus has been on supporting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under difficult circumstances, it has ensured the armed forces have the Hercules aircraft they need. But delays to the A400M aircraft, as well as the stresses and strains caused by sustained operational use of the existing Hercules fleet, are stretching both aircraft and aircrew and could in time pose risks to their future effectiveness.”

27 Jun 2008
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Department for International Development – Providing budget support to developing countries

“Budget support can help developing country governments deliver basic services to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. But to ensure that money provided by the UK is spent by governments in the most efficient and effective way and that it reaches the people who need it, DFID needs to improve further some of the basics. These include setting more precise objectives, monitoring progress more systematically, and clarifying the risks to UK funds.”

8 Feb 2008
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Managing risk in the Overseas Territories

“The UK government has a responsibility to ensure the security and good governance of the overseas territories, and I’m encouraged by areas of progress made in the last ten years.

“Though they share many challenges the Overseas Territories are a very diverse group. There is more that can be done to help all Territories consistently reach the best standards already to be found amongst them.”

16 Nov 2007
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Tackling rural poverty in developing countries

“The rural poor do not always receive as much aid and assistance as their numbers warrant. Despite urbanisation, the majority of the world’s poorest people still live in rural settings and by 2015 two thirds of the poor will still be there.

“We acknowledge the difficulties in reaching the rural poor. DFID must continue its good work providing much needed aid to developing countries, but with a stronger focus on the most vulnerable people in rural areas.”

14 Mar 2007