Cameron's Live Aid generation still wants to feed the world
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In truth, the aid budget is a very small percentage of the Government's overall spending. Yet only this month, a report has shown that too much of the department's £7.6bn annual budget is being stolen, wasted, or poorly targeted.
For example, according to the investigation by the International Policy Network think-tank, a large portion of the £55m supposedly spent on improved classrooms and new text books for schools in Kenya has been siphoned off by fraud, while in Malawi the DfID has helped to fund 700 non-existent teachers, in Ukraine nearly £200,000 went into a vague scheme to "strengthen the voices of older people" and £1.49m was spent on a wind-turbine scheme for an Indian Ocean island with a population of only 50 people.
See also: Learning from Live 8 and Band-Aid