Update on the progress of the Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill
30 March 2010
DFID promised to review accountability and transparency today in its response to the International Development Committee’s report on the Draft International Development Bill.
The bill aims to put beyond doubt the UK’s determination to deliver on its commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on officialdevelopment assistance by 2013 - and ensure this level is maintained in perpetuity thereafter.
Today’s response says DFID is pleased that the committee supports the intention of the legislation.
DFID promised to give careful consideration to the committee’s recommendations around:
The government has requested parliamentary time after the election to pass this bill into law.
The target would be met from 2013, as agreed with HM Treasury. The current trajectory of ODA spending through DFID shows Britain is on course to reach this commitment.
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