IRIN Examines Donor Reporting Of In-Country Refugee Spending

IRIN: Aid credibility at stake as donors haggle over reporting rules
“The world’s rich countries spend billions at home but report it as ‘aid,’ exploiting a loophole that enables donors to mislead the public and cut vital development budgets. IRIN has dug into the data to reveal the worst offenders and the extent of a practice that topped $15 billion last year, seriously undermining the credibility of aid statistics…” (Parker, 7/21).