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USA: Corruption

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the government of the United States on tackling corruption. (126930)

DFID staff meet regularly with their counterparts from the USA. The key contact is with staff from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) but there are also frequent meetings with staff from the United States Department of Justice and State Department.

At Head Office level, in addition to one-to-one discussions, DFID staff and American staff work closely on the Anti-Corruption Task Team of the OECD Development Assistance Committee and on the expert groups to advise on the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption.

At a country level DFID and USAID work closely together on donor working groups on corruption and governance in countries such as Zambia and Yemen.