Ethiopian Spice Girls project in line for £16m MORE of our foreign aid despite warning that it may be a waste of money
- Government poised to offer funding for ‘second phase’ of Girl Zone project
- Part of Girl Zone’s money was spent on band Yenga to ’empower’ women
- However, watchdog warns there is little evidence it is having an impact
A controversial British foreign aid project that funded Ethiopia’s version of the Spice Girls is set to get an extra £16million, despite official warnings it may be a waste of money.
The Department of International Development (Dfid) is poised to announce funding for a ‘second phase’ of the £54million Girl Hub project, which is designed to ‘empower’ girls in Africa.
But the Independent Commission on Aid Impact watchdog today warns ministers to halt the latest £16million payment unless project managers can show it is working.