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Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the Government's policies for combating corruption in aid recipient countries. (158531)

Corruption is a serious threat to development. DFID’s policy is to build effective states that promote development and invest significantly in efforts to address corruption and improve governance.

DFID regards anti-corruption as a priority and discusses this with partner Governments when agreeing and reviewing its Country Assistance Plans. These plans are informed by a comprehensive governance analysis and assessment of local priorities.