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British Watchdog Group Urges Scrutiny On Aid To Afghanistan

Temporary shelters in the capital, Kabul, for Afghans displaced by conflict (file photo)
Britain's Independent Commission for Aid Impact is calling on the British government to tighten oversight of its aid program for Afghanistan.

The watchdog organization said there were insufficient monitoring systems in place to prevent "the loss or diversion of aid monies away from the intended beneficiaries as a result of theft, fraud or corruption."

The commission said Britain's Department for International Development that handles distribution of aid to Afghanistan needs to strengthen its grip and reduce risk by deploying people with more financial and procurement skills.

The British government created the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in 2011 to ensure foreign aid money is spent as intended.

Based on Reuters reporting

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