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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star 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: Renewable Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's overseas aid budget is allocated to green energy projects in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 3362 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK supports low carbon development though the International Climate Fund to help the poorest countries boost their economies and tackle poverty. Overall, the ICF makes up 7% of the UK aid budget.</p><p> </p><p>Of the total ICF budget 55% has been allocated to climate mitigation programmes, which are predominately related to clean energy, as well as energy efficiency and related activities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID will coordinate and scale up efforts to deliver energy to the 1.2 billion people worldwide with no access to electricity, with a particular focus on the more than 660 million people in Africa without access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
385072
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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: Companies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 20 companies were awarded the most funding by her Department for technical and advisory services in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 3729 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID publishes full contract information on the Contracts Finder website: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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1579
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
384728
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Africa: Unemployment more like this
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25259
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 she is taking to help reduce youth unemployment in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 3441 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Helping young people in Africa to find a decent job is an important component of DFID’s work for promoting economic growth and private sector development.</p><p> </p><p>In Ghana, the Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises (ENGINE) programme is supporting over 200 small and medium businesses, the majority of which are owned by entrepreneurs under 35 years old. Other programmes including the enterprise development programme, the Western Regional Coastal Foundation (WRCF) and the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), are also contributing to youth employment.</p><p> </p><p>In Kenya, 8000 young people will benefit from new skills under the £5m Mombasa County Youth Employment programme.</p><p> </p><p>In South Africa, though our bilateral programme has now closed, by 2014, DFID contributed to 112,327 jobs being created or saved, through: support to the Community Work Programme; youth employment schemes; a training scheme for workers at risk of redundancy; and measures to help firms become more competitive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of the programmes can be found on DevTracker.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:20:39.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:20:39.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
384729
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Africa: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 she is taking to implement her Department's Start-Up initiative in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 3442 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Start Up! Initiative was an idea worked up by DFID staff to improve the provision of financing and capacity building activities for early-stage firms in sub-Saharan Africa. Last year a decision was taken by the Department not to take the programme forward to implementation as a multi-country initiative. However, although the multi-country programme is not going ahead, the DFID country offices in Kenya and Ghana continue to work on providing direct support to entrepreneurs, particularly in the agribusiness and clean energy sectors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In Ghana, DFID is supporting a programme to equip micro and small enterprises with the necessary skills and resources to improve their business plans and internal operations. The programme provides grant funding, mentoring and business development services to 500 of the most promising firms. In Kenya, DFID has helped to launch the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) to support the development of innovative ‘clean-tech’ businesses and technologies. The KCIC provides technologists, entrepreneurs and new ventures with technical assistance for capacity building and access to early-stage financing to overcome market barriers, with the aim of rapidly scaling and deploying innovative products and services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:21:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:21:12.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
384724
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Independent Commission for Aid Impact more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 effect the auditing of her Department's projects by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact has had on the performance of her Department's projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 3505 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) does not audit DFID projects. Instead ICAI produces detailed studies covering the impact of any UK Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). DFID takes the work of ICAI very seriously. The specific impact of ICAI’s work varies from report to report but as ICAI noted in their Follow-up report published in June 2015 “Country offices and teams within DFID centrally have both in their approach and in the actions taken, shown in most cases a serious intent to address the issues we have raised”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:22:14.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:22:14.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
384725
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Independent Commission for Aid Impact more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how much her Department spent on the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) in the last year; how often the ICAI audits the projects of her Department; and under what criteria such audits are carried out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 3503 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) does not audit DFID projects, this is the responsibility of DFID’s Internal Audit Department. Instead ICAI produces detailed studies covering the impact of any UK Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). The criteria for selecting studies is entirely ICAI’s concern as an independent body. They develop plans based on their criteria including coverage, materiality, interest and risk and also after public consultation. Priorities are agreed with the International Development Committee (IDC).</p><p> </p><p>In 2014/15 ICAI’s expenditure was £3.4m. Since May 2011 ICAI has published 46 reports.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:21:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:21:39.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
384726
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Independent Commission for Aid Impact more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how the reports, evidence and recommendations of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact are scrutinised within her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 3504 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID takes the work of Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) very seriously. Each study and follow up activity is overseen by a senior civil servant in DFID. ICAI reports are communicated to all relevant staff and published on DFID’s intranet. The Department then publishes a response, agreed by Ministers, to every ICAI recommendation setting out specific actions it will take. The Department also publishes an annual update on progress against previous recommendations online.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As ICAI noted in their follow-up report published in June 2015, “Country offices and teams within DFID centrally have both in their approach and in the actions taken, shown in most cases a serious intent to address the issues we have raised”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:21:58.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:21:58.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
385074
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 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 she plans to take to produce reports showing how UK aid is (a) effective and (b) value for money on a country by country basis; and if she will make it her policy such that reports are produced by organisations independent of her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 3671 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID has robust processes to make sure programmes are effective and offer value for money. These include a full value for money assessment in every project business case, which is then reviewed throughout the life of the project alongside robust performance frameworks. The Independent Commission on Aid Impact already provides independent scrutiny of UK aid to make sure it represents value for money. Independent evaluations of DFID programmes are also commissioned at the discretion of country teams and then published. There are no plans for additional country by country reporting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:19:49.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:19:49.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
384723
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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: Directors more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many non-executive directors of her Department who were in post before May 2015 have since left the Department's board; what the names and length of tenure of such directors were; and how many and what non-executive director appointments she has made since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 3561 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID’s non-executive directors who were in post before 2015 have remained as part of the Departmental Board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:22:38.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:22:38.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
384403
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-19more like thismore than 2015-06-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Tanzania: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of Irresponsible Investment: Agrica's broken development model in Tanzania, published on 17 June 2015 by Global Justice Now, the Oakland Institute and Greenpeace Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 3347 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID takes any allegation of mistreatment seriously and where there is firm evidence of abuse we will take immediate action. Assessing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) safeguard standards is critical for investments in private entities. In this case, we reviewed the systems that our intermediary put in place to assess the standards and practices of their investment. Our initial findings are that the intermediary through which DFID funds flowed applied International Finance Corporation safeguard standards and found that Agrica had complied with them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:19:31.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:19:31.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this