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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Aid ministers won’t say where the billions go

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In response to Laurence Hodge: Cameron should turn to the private sector to end welfare dependency abroad, indigoboy wrote:

After studying various spreadsheets on the DfiD website, I emailed them with a request under the FoI. I picked just one year of funding to just one African country and I asked them for a breakdown on the projects that the £145 million of aid money had been spent on in that one year. Their reply was so impervious I could not ascertain whether they knew where the money went but *would not say*, or if they did not know, and thus ‘could not say’?

Without any method of public account, I can only conclude that this £12 billion per year, is not actually earmarked for the poor in other countries. It is instead earmarked for ‘brown envelopes, to ‘ease’.. Inter-governmental relations’

If I’m wrong, … is it too much to ask, that someone at DfiD, show us detailed accounts of where this huge amount of taxpayer money goes?

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