The Independent Commission for Aid Impact has released a report “Achieving value for money through procurement,” which is a performance review of DFID – the Department for International Development. In 2016-17 DFID spent £1.4 billion, or 14% of its budget, through commercial suppliers on contracts. The report asks – to what extent is DFID’s strategy and approach to procurement appropriate to its objectives and priorities? How well does DFID secure value for money through its tendering practices? And how well does DFID secure value for money through its contracting and choice of payment mechanisms? A government response to the findings will be published in due course – read more here with a link to the report.

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