Andrew Mitchell: ‘Monitoring how aid is spent is as important as the amount we give’

In an interview in the Independent on September 18th, Andrew Mitchell, UK Minister for International Development, stresses the importance of aid transparency ahead of the MDG Summit in New York.

Mitchell announced a UK-U.S. plan to ensure aid money delivers the best possible results. He went on to say that more results-based spending would convince a sceptical public of the value of aid.

This results-based spending will require reliable, high quality disclosure of aid information. We hope that DFID continues to show commitment to aid transparency, providing comprehensive and comparable aid information to inform the public and decision makers both in the UK and internationally.

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