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Department for International Development Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12

Inquiry status: Report and Government Response published 

This was the International Development Committee's annual examination of the Department for International Development's annual Report. The inquiries published Report warned that multilaterals have high costs and at times limited effectiveness. The Committee is calling on DFID to carefully examine its growing multilateral expenditure and ensure that it has thoroughly examined other options such as greater use of local NGOs and sector budget support. The report says DFID should ensure that its bureaucratic procedures do not prevent it from making use of effective, small NGOs to undertake projects.

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