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Mordaunt told to ‘get a grip’ on non-DFID aid

The international development secretary Penny Mordaunt has been told she needs to take control of Official Development Assistance spending outside her department.

At a hearing of the House of Commons International Development Committee on 2 May, Mordaunt defended the government’s strategy of outsourcing more ODA spending to other departments.

The government want 30 per cent of aid funds to be administered by departments other than Mordaunt’s Department for International Development—primarily the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Foreign Office and the Department of Health and Social Care—by 2020.

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