Doubts over value of aid

MPs have expressed concern over the failure to monitor the value for money of £1 billion of aid donated by the UK to boost primary education in Africa and Asia.

The Department for International Development has "no coherent framework" to measure whether the aid makes any difference, said the House of Commons public accounts committee, which gave the department a year to improve. The committee was "extremely concerned" that a series of frauds were uncovered in an educational programme supported by UK taxpayers' money in Kenya.