‘VICTORY FOR TAXPAYERS’ Aid minister cheers as top staff quit hated Adam Smith International after revelations firm made millions in profit ‘helping poor’ THE SUN
”Adam Smith International (ASI), which is reported to have received at least £300 million from the Department for International Development (Dfid) over the past five years, has announced a “restructuring” of its top team.
The move comes after it was heavily criticised for trying to “unduly influence” a parliamentary inquiry by engineering “letters of appreciation” from beneficiaries of its projects.
The Commons International Development Committee said ASI “overstepped the mark” in soliciting testimonials which were submitted as evidence to the MPs’ inquiry into the Government’s use of aid contractors.”
In a statement, ASI said three founding executives – Andrew Kuhn, Amitabh Shrivastava and Peter Young – would step down