DfID Spending Millions at Home

Britain’s international aid body has spent some 50 million British pounds (USD78.5 million) of its development funds for projects within the United Kingdom over the last five years, the Sunday Telegraph reports. Amid criticisms on its spending, the U.K. Department for International Development was found to have allocated funds for Brazilian dance classes, a climate change and poverty awareness campaign, and a “global citizenship” training for toddlers. Critics had noted that DfID must only use funds for development projects in the world’s poorer countries.

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  • Tarra Quismundo

    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.