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UK food aid needs 'better management on the ground'

Food aid sent to some of the poorest parts of the world by the UK needs to be better managed on the ground in order to reach those who need it the most, a watchdog has said.

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UK food aid needs 'tighter project management'

ICAI chief commissioner Graham Ward said:

DFID's pace of delivery at the global level is good.

At the portfolio level, DFID has scaled up investments significantly, although it could have done so more quickly, given the high priority it gives to nutrition.

It the country level, implementation has been slow. We found that tighter project management, including a better selection of partners, is needed to improve the pace of implementation at the country level.

– Graham Ward

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