The Newton Fund, which has a total budget of £735 million (2014-2021) from the Department.
Sub-committee on ICAI Chair, Theo Clarke MP, said:
“With scrutiny on UK aid spend more prominent now than ever before, this is an important time to chair the sub-committee on ICAI. ICAI spends months investigating UK Aid projects, and with our work scrutinising their findings, we are providing an additional layer of scrutiny on government ODA.
“The Newton Fund has received critical attention for years, with accusations that it is wasteful with spending and not offering value for money for the British taxpayer. It has a substantial budget, and our work is looking closely at whether it is fit for purpose.”