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Foreign aid contractors that do not deliver value for money to be named and shamed under new plans

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Foreign aid contractors that make huge profits and spend taxpayers' money on lavish salaries will be named and shamed for the first time under Government plans.

Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, has written to all her department's suppliers, demanding that they in future "deliver value for money" for taxpayers.

That will include giving a detailed breakdown of employees' salaries as well as profits being made by the company as a result of its contract with the foreign aid department.

 

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David Miliband, the former Labour MP who is now president of the US-based International Rescue Committee, receives £530,922. His charity has been given £3.6m in British aid.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former Danish Prime Minister who is now head of Save the Children, receives a pay and pension package worth £246,750 a year.

The organisation was last year given aid contracts worth £104million by Dfid. In recent days it has also emerged that Britain gave £1.3billion in foreign aid to help people in the 20 most corrupt countries in the world in 2015, research claims.

 

 

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Transparency and accountability. The new watchwords of the ruling elite? What about visibility / analysis of any reciprocal foreign aid? I do believe that often foreign aid can be a way to "lock in" business. E.g. give some land rovers to Nigeria but insist that they only get serviced / buy parts from UK companies..

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How about having a contract, specifying deliverables.

Then sue on non delivery.

To be honest, theres enough evidence that, aaprt from disaster relief, aid just corrupts.

The size of charity and aid agencies now means that. althoguht they are a it more well run than a little old lady knitting hats for babies, the cost of the orgs are too high.

 

 

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Good to see Labour's man of the people David Miliband taking a £500K a year salary from a charity funded by taxpayers.

I can only imagine what sort of mental gymnastics he must have went through to justify that to himself. I guess greed is a universal constant.

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