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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Public Appointments more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which public appointments he is responsible for. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 1576 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The public appointments that the department is responsible for making are set out in the Schedule to the Public Appointments Order in Council 2019. <a href="https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf" target="_blank">https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf</a></p><p>This was last updated in April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:27:31.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:27:31.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1150520
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Agriculture and Food Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to support (a) food aid programmes and (b) agricultural development in each country in (i) sub-Saharan Africa and (ii) Asia in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 1621 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID gathers information on agriculture and food aid expenditure at an aggregate organisational level and does not routinely analyse these expenditures by country.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 shows DFID expenditure to support food aid programmes through the World Food Programme over the last five years. This includes both food delivery and cash-based transfers; the modality is chosen based on markets availability and needs.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1 Food Aid Expenditure by DFID</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total contribution (£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>247,752m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>267,184m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>261,752m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>455,604m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>460,541m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (<em>as of October 13</em>)</p></td><td><p>371,234m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2 shows DFID expenditure to support agricultural development through bilateral programmes and multilateral channels for the period 2013–2016. Data for later years is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2 Agricultural Development Expenditure by DFID</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total contribution (£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>617m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>663m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>705m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>718m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In 2018 DFID conducted a review of its commercial agriculture portfolio which analyses information about 49 current agriculture programmes, including geography, and can be found <a href="https://beamexchange.org/resources/1222/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s annual publication ‘Statistics on International Development’ contains detailed information on aid spending by the UK Government, including a breakdown of funding by destination country, and can be found <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Forganisations%2Fdepartment-for-international-development%2Fabout%2Fstatistics&amp;data=02%7C01%7CS-Calvert%40dfid.gov.uk%7Cf6edf385835849cb759308d75604a7a6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637072450304965092&amp;sdata=5xFARrPZVDpU%2B2W7tPm1rBW5Hl4mS9H8HpMyxfP9v5M%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:32:55.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:32:55.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1150523
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: HIV Infection more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's programmes in reducing the global incidence of HIV/AIDS; and what plans he has for the future of those programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 1624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK government recently announced that it will step up its efforts to end the preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns, and children. The UK’s work on ending new HIV infections and preventing AIDS-related deaths is a part of that commitment. We recently announced a 16% increase in our contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria – £1.4 billion for this year’s replenishment. In 2018 alone, UK aid helped the Global Fund to provide 18.9 million people with antiretroviral therapy and protect nearly 700,000 babies from being infected by their mothers.</p><p>DFID’s assessment of progress on reducing global incidence of HIV/AIDS are informed by annual reviews of our programmes, which are publicly available on the DFID Development Tracker, along with reports and data produced by UNAIDS and other partners including the World Health Organisation and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T13:38:04.257Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1150456
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Third Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 272862 on Developing Countries: Third Sector, what proportion of the £1.3 billion allocated by his Department to fund the work of civil society was spent on civil society organisations registered in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 1705 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>A full answer to this question could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. DFID is committed to working with Civil Society Organisations based in developing countries. Funding is available through our country offices, and both streams of the latest funding round of UK Aid Direct were open to applications from the global south.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T13:39:23.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T13:39:23.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1150693
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will include modules on freedom of religion or belief in his Department's capacity building programmes in Pakistan and other countries with reported violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID already includes elements in our capacity building programmes which benefit religious minorities in Pakistan. Our new Aawaz II Accountability, Inclusion and Reducing Modern Slavery Programme builds on the Aawaz Voice and accountability programme. It will continue to work with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination.</p><p> </p><p>Through our Skills Development Programme, we fund the Punjab Skills Development Fund to provide technical and vocational skills training to the poor and vulnerable, including those from minority communities. An exclusive skills scheme has recently been launched by this Fund for religious minorities. Under this scheme, 5,000 people from religious minorities (40% women) who are unemployed will be trained in a variety of trades.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, through UK Aid Connect, DFID is funding a consortium led by the Institute of Development Studies to address challenges in building tolerance and freedom of religion and belief. In November 2018, Lord Ahmad and Lord Bates launched a £12 million UK Aid Connect programme to promote and defend freedom of religion or belief. This will make poverty reduction programmes more inclusive by highlighting and redressing religious inequalities, with a focus on highly volatile contexts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:29:10.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:29:10.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1150694
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Minority Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will include the category of religious minorities to the data that his Department collects on vulnerable populations in Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID Pakistan is making efforts to include the category of religious minorities into the data that it collects on vulnerable populations by improving government data collection and protecting the rights of minorities. We currently collect data on minority status when there is a specific need for it, such as for our programmes which specifically aim at helping minority groups. We recently had some success in collecting more and better-quality data on people with disabilities in Pakistan. We learned from that and will build on it to focus our energy on collecting data from other vulnerable and minority groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:30:57.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:30:57.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1150695
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if his Department will provide specific training courses for religious minority candidates under the Punjab Skills Development Fund in coordination with the Punjab Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Nearly 6,000 people from religious minorities have received training through the Punjab Skills Development Fund’s regular skill schemes. This Fund is launching an exclusive skills scheme for religious minorities from January 2020. Under this scheme, a further 5,000 people from religious minorities (40% women) who are unemployed will be trained in a variety of trades that will lead to work. Lessons from this experience will help the Fund further refine its interventions for minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:24:12.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:24:12.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1150696
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Textbooks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that schools in Pakistan supported by his Department do not use textbooks with content that stigmatises religious minorities and (b) encourage provincial governments in Pakistan to work with religious minority groups to remove that content. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 1917 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Inclusion and respect for minority communities forms an integral part of our provincial and national education programmes in Pakistan. Through the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Education Support Programme and the Punjab Education Support Programme II, DFID has also provided technical assistance to provincial governments to revise the school curriculum and remove discriminatory content from textbooks. Other work to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony includes: training nearly 100,000 teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab in equity and inclusion; funding the Alif Ailaan education campaign which focusses on religious minorities; and engaging with education civil society organisations to champion issues of inclusion and raise these with government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:24:27.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:24:27.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1151140
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to provide humanitarian assistance to religious minority communities in conflict areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 2712 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Humanitarian assistance is provided on the basis of need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The UK is a staunch defender of the international humanitarian principles which were originated by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the most vulnerable, including those from religious minorities</p><p>The situation of minority communities is taken into account by our partners when assessing those most in need in a given humanitarian context. This includes when a community is being targeted or is otherwise vulnerable because of their faith. We actively consult faith based organisations to understand how best to support vulnerable groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T17:20:13.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T17:20:13.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151141
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to ensure value for money in Overseas Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 2713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Driving value for money in UK aid is critical to delivering the global goals, tackling extreme poverty and enhancing global security.</p><p>DFID has robust controls and processes in place to ensure each pound spent improves poor people’s lives. Indeed, in a recent review from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (February 2018), which assessed DFID’s approach to Value for Money in programme and portfolio management, it was noted that DFID’s systems “<em>improve the return on UK investment in aid</em>”. It recognised DFID as “<em>a global champion on value for money</em>” and noted that “<em>Value for money is fully embedded in our systems and processes</em>.”</p><p>While we know DFID deserves this praise, we also know we can always improve and are not complacent in our efforts to strengthen our approach. That is why we are seeking to develop a stronger approach to capturing the impact of our spend to ensure we deliver value for money across our portfolio.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:13:54.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:13:54.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this