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Press Release - Department for International Development: Transferring cash and assets to the poor
9 November 2011
Directly providing international aid to the most poor and vulnerable people is showing clear and immediate benefits, according to the National Audit Office.
This report focuses on DFID's support to primary education in developing countries since it started to implement the UN Goals in 2001, and what it has achieved against the criteria of pupil enrolment, course completion and attainment. The report also uses indicators, some widely used by international bodies, to assess the extent of efficiency and cost-effectiveness in delivery. Data on costs and progress in countries is generally weak and incomplete. It is rarely possible to analyse the share of progress attributable to specific interventions.