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DFID Response to the ICAI recommendations on: effects of cash transfers on poverty

DFID Response to the ICAI recommendations on: The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability: an impact review - January 2017.

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DFID welcomes the ICAI Review and its recognition that our “support for cash transfers helps to alleviate poverty and vulnerability for the poorest households, in accordance with the leave no one behind commitment”, that the portfolio “presents a strong value for money case” and that DFID has “used evidence and learning well to strengthen its results”. We also welcome the recognition that “DFID has made an important contribution to encouraging and supporting its partner countries to establish and expand national cash transfer systems”.

We recognise some of the challenges ICAI has identified, and the importance of continuing to improve our impact in this vital area which is at the heart of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Published 17 February 2017