As I recall, without exception the interactions were useful and the willingness to listen and to and act on the messages on tax justice that we were there to deliver was high. Staff at DfIID simply got, based on their on the ground experience, the fact that tax havens were unambiguously harming development, promoted corruption and stripped any profits arising from activities that were created straight out of the countries that the UK was trying to support.
They also funded research into these issues (although I never received such support, directly or indirectly) and were very willing to promote findings.
DfID agreed with Snippa. Anyone got any better reason to close it down ‘cuz I sure can’t think of one.