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The UK National Audit Office has recently released a Value for Money or Performance Audit report which examines how the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) met the UK government’s target to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid in 2013.  The report found that DFID prepared for the 33% increase in its budget in 2013 by strengthening its business process and improving its capacity.  However, the need to deliver a large spending target with little or no flexibility, led to significant decisions being made late in the year and at relatively short notice.

For the full report, please follow this link:  UK report Managing the Official Development Assistance Target Book