U.K. DFID Launches New Unit To Improve Public Expenditure Transparency

Devex: DFID seeks to tackle declines in global budget transparency
“The United Kingdom Department for International Development has launched a new focus on transparency in its work with developing countries, aiming to open up their budgets to public scrutiny and better oversight. Harriett Baldwin, joint minister of state for DFID and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, set out the new agenda on Wednesday, inaugurating a ‘taxation and finance unit’ within DFID, which will ‘sharpen the focus on transparent and effective public expenditure,’ including work on improving the transparency of extractive industries in developing countries, she said in a speech…” (Anders, 2/7).

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