BBC World Service is funded through a Grant-in-Aid from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), allocated as part of the Government's Spending Review process.
BBC World Service has complete editorial and managerial independence; however it reports performance against a number of measures agreed with the FCO annually as part of the accountability process.
These measures support BBC World Service's aim to be the world's best-known and most respected voice in international news, thereby bringing benefit to the UK, the BBC and to audiences around the world.
Key objectives for the current spending review period are:
In support of these aims, a number of targets were agreed with the FCO.
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