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U.K. DFID Exaggerated Success Of Maternal Health Aid Programs, Independent Review Says

The Guardian: U.K. ‘exaggerated number of lives saved’ by maternal health aid project
“The U.K. government has been criticized by an aid watchdog for exaggerating the number of women’s lives it saved through its maternal health programs. A review, published by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) on Tuesday, also said the number of lives saved ‘were significantly below what they could have been, given the level of investment.’ The watchdog said programs by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) had failed to significantly improve the quality and sustainability of maternal health care services in partner countries…” (Ratcliffe, 10/30).

Additional coverage of the report is available from The Telegraph, and The Times.

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