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South Asia: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to increase the security of aid for South Asia. (211742)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has in place robust financial procedures for all programmes. DFID completes a rigorous Fiduciary Risk Assessment (FRA) before all general and sector budget support is agreed. These examine the Government systems through which our money will be spent, identifies weaknesses and sets up monitoring mechanisms for improvement over a period of time.