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Development Aid

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for out-sourcing aid and development work that would otherwise be undertaken by the Department for International Development. [HL1970]

Development projects cover a wide range of specialist skills and experience that may not be available in-house and would not be appropriate for the Department for International Development (DfID) to develop. Each project is designed and resourced to meet the specific needs of developing countries in the most effective way. Out-sourcing requires a clear business case that represents value for money for DfID and the taxpayer.