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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to ensure that human rights are prioritized within his Department's approach to achieving the (a) SDGs and (b) other development outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Respect for human rights is important in itself and for achieving stable, inclusive and prosperous societies. Human rights underpin freedom, democracy and rule of law and form the basis of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are at the heart of the UK Aid Strategy and the Department’s new Single Departmental Plan which guide DFID’s strategic decision-making.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to be a strong advocate for Goal 16 on inclusive, peaceful societies, widely acknowledged as an enabler for all the other Sustainable Development Goals and for the protection and promotion of human rights.</p><p> </p><p>DFID programmes support human rights across a range of areas such as health, education, peace and security as well as through our support for inclusive and accountable governance. DFID puts the rights of women and girls at the centre of our development efforts through the 2018 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality. We support southern grassroots organisations to protect girls from issues like female genital mutilation and enforced child marriage and DFID’s support to the Jo Cox Memorial Grants includes a specific tranche to build civil society’s capacity to predict identity-based violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:14:54.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:14:54.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1136635
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s support to human rights defenders on the ground; and what plans he has to increase that support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 272858 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>DFID works closely with the FCO on safeguarding of Human Rights Defenders. Support on the ground includes lobbying and programming for safe and open spaces for civil society and human rights defenders to operate. Officials monitor programme outcomes and regularly consult with civil society and directly with Human Rights Defenders to improve our response.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s Governance for Growth, Stability and Inclusive Development paper, published in March, set a refreshed strategic direction for our work on governance, with a renewed focus on protecting democratic space, where this is under threat, and supporting the rule of law and civic freedoms. A new programme, led by a UK human rights organisation, Article 19, will pilot responses to shrinking civic space and pressure on independent media and civil society.</p><p> </p><p>This month, the FCO published a new document, ‘UK support for Human Rights Defenders’, which reflects the importance of human rights defenders and the support the UK provides to them through its network of embassies and high commissions. Human Rights Defenders and civil society organisations were consulted on the document prior to its publication.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:15:55.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:15:55.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1136637
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 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 he will take to ensure that, in line with the UN Statement of Common Understanding, a human-rights based approach is integrated within his Department's development co-operation and programming. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 272859 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Respect for human rights is important in itself and for achieving stable, inclusive and prosperous societies. Human rights underpin freedom, democracy and rule of law and form the basis of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are at the heart of the UK Aid Strategy and the Department’s new Single Departmental Plan which guide DFID’s strategic decision-making.</p><p> </p><p>DFID country offices’ planning processes take account of interdisciplinary analysis, including a country’s progress toward achieving the SDGs, and our aid relationships involve consideration of partner governments’ commitment to human rights.</p><p> </p><p>DFID carries out, and regularly reviews, programme risk assessments, including the risks of unintended harm to people and to the environment, and our Supply Partner Code of Conduct sets high, legally enforceable standards for ethical behaviour and compliance with human rights by our suppliers in the delivery of DFID contracts.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s position paper, Governance for Growth, Stability and Inclusive Development, published in March, set a refreshed strategic direction for DFID’s work on governance, including a renewed focus on protecting democratic space, where this is under threat, and supporting the rule of law and civic freedoms. It is a key reference document for future planning.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 272861 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T16:16:50.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:16:50.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1136638
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Developing Countries: Human Rights 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 plans he has to ensure that his Department's strategic decision-making is explicitly guided by human rights principles and instruments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 272860 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Respect for human rights is important in itself and for achieving stable, inclusive and prosperous societies. Human rights underpin freedom, democracy and rule of law and form the basis of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are at the heart of the UK Aid Strategy and the Department’s new Single Departmental Plan which guide DFID’s strategic decision-making.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:19:03.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:19:03.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1136639
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Developing Countries: Human Rights 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 he will take to further integrate human rights considerations into his Department's country-level programming, particularly in human rights priority countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 272861 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Respect for human rights is important in itself and for achieving stable, inclusive and prosperous societies. Human rights underpin freedom, democracy and rule of law and form the basis of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are at the heart of the UK Aid Strategy and the Department’s new Single Departmental Plan which guide DFID’s strategic decision-making.</p><p> </p><p>DFID country offices’ planning processes take account of interdisciplinary analysis, including a country’s progress toward achieving the SDGs, and our aid relationships involve consideration of partner governments’ commitment to human rights.</p><p> </p><p>DFID carries out, and regularly reviews, programme risk assessments, including the risks of unintended harm to people and to the environment, and our Supply Partner Code of Conduct sets high, legally enforceable standards for ethical behaviour and compliance with human rights by our suppliers in the delivery of DFID contracts.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s position paper, Governance for Growth, Stability and Inclusive Development, published in March, set a refreshed strategic direction for DFID’s work on governance, including a renewed focus on protecting democratic space, where this is under threat, and supporting the rule of law and civic freedoms. It is a key reference document for future planning.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 272859 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T16:16:51.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:16:51.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1136640
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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: Third Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will take steps to make funding more accessible to civil society organisations in his Department's partner countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 272862 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>In financial year 2016-17, DFID spent £1.3 billion funding the work of civil society. DFID provides assistance to strengthen civil society in the UK and overseas through capacity building support and funding opportunities. This assistance is delivered through our centrally-managed programmes and our country programmes.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is acting to increase support to CSOs based in developing countries. We are broadening out some of our centrally-managed programmes to accept bids from Southern-based CSOs. This includes UK Aid Direct, DFID’s centrally-managed programme for small and medium civil society organisations. The most recent UK Aid Direct funding round was fully open to bids from Southern-based CSOs for the first time.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, through UK Aid Connect we are funding programmes specifically targeted at enhancing civil society effectiveness in the UK and overseas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:20:52.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:20:52.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1061253
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the need for reporting requirements on multilateral aid contributions in addition to those delivered in adherence to the OECD DAC guidelines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 221737 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>DFID reports UK Official Development Assistance multilateral aid contributions to the OECD DAC (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee) according to the DAC’s guidelines as part of <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fcollections%2Fstatistics-on-international-development&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer-Smith%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7C7e0cce5b24df4ab36c7108d69726f74f%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636862590938183914&amp;sdata=AjgPoFR6glwuxyZdElSSOz2HqWEFnevCEX1mNWYqyrY%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Statistics on International Development</a>, DFID’s annual National Statistics publication.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, multilateral spend data is reported in DFID’s <a href="https://dfid-my.sharepoint.com/personal/p-brock_dfid_gov_uk/Documents/Documents/GPMED/PQ%2019.2.19/Annual%20Report%20&amp;%20Accounts%202017-18" target="_blank">Annual Report</a> (summarised in the main text, and in more detail in Annex B, tables B.1 and B.5).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In line with DFID programme rules, our investment in multilateral organisations is rigorously appraised before approval. Funding is clearly justified in relation to UK priorities, multilateral performance and value for money, and programmes are regularly assessed to ensure they are delivering and remain cost effective. Business cases and Annual Reviews are available on the UK’s <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdevtracker.dfid.gov.uk%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer-Smith%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7C7e0cce5b24df4ab36c7108d69726f74f%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636862590938193927&amp;sdata=xojZUn%2B0j%2BS3n39cNBeiVLOwydS9S%2Bykr%2BLDhZHpHZo%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Development Tracker</a> website. The contribution of multilaterals to key development objectives is included on DFID’s <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fcollections%2Fdfid-results-2017-to-2018&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer-Smith%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7C7e0cce5b24df4ab36c7108d69726f74f%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636862590938203928&amp;sdata=RGqF%2FKWze6lijt2FoHlw26d7oAYItQgyn2cTKXSwAek%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Results Pages</a> on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-02-21T14:41:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T14:41:06.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1055906
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of harmonising reporting requirements across donors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 217624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID uses and supports the OECD Development Assistance Committee’s (DAC) system for Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which both facilitate harmonised reporting from donors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The OECD DAC system provides authoritative ODA spend statistics from donor countries according to the internationally agreed definition of ODA, which enables donor effort to be reported in a standardised and comparable format. As a DAC member, the UK is committed to transparent reporting of ODA in a way that allows international comparisons.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>IATI is an initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources, including results, based on a standard reporting format. More than 900 organisations and donors are publishing their data to the IATI standard. DFID is encouraging all its partners to join IATI to enhance transparency to both taxpayers and beneficiaries and to improve harmonisation and efficiency.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-02-13T17:16:37.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:16:37.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to independently verify the performance of the UN humanitarian agencies that it contributes to funding in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 217655 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Monitoring and evaluation (M&amp;E) of the performance of DFID’s partners is central to our programming to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to people in extreme poverty.</p><p> </p><p>DFID South Sudan’s M&amp;E involves both contracted external M&amp;E service providers, who regularly conduct independent monitoring visits to UN humanitarian agencies; and DFID staff, who monitor UN humanitarian agencies on field trips and regularly discuss performance, assess and manage risks, and track progress with UN partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-02-13T17:22:20.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:22:20.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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: Economic Situation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that economic development programmes help the most marginalised and vulnerable in target countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law remove filter
star this property uin 217657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s 2017 <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fdfids-economic-development-strategy-2017&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3ad5c6ec32364f57944208d68d422fcf%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636851712738837292&amp;sdata=V77D5TI9Kky9IOzdn3meHnUfpTGC5CfxGdPNmiq7Ocg%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Economic Development Strategy</a> commits to help the most marginalised and vulnerable people through DFID’s economic development programmes, including people living in extreme poverty, women and girls, and people with disabilities. Programming decisions and design are informed by context-specific analysis of opportunities and constraints for supporting inclusive growth that spreads benefits and opportunities right across society. Under the 2014 Gender Equality Act, DFID considers the impact of development or humanitarian assistance on gender equality. DFID’s <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fconsultations%2Fdfids-inclusive-data-charter-action-plan&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3ad5c6ec32364f57944208d68d422fcf%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636851712738847302&amp;sdata=YWk5%2FTKv%2FN569yBkHnEE8zLQNB3zrAvteH4Ml0YZPVc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan</a> and DFID’s <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fdfids-disability-inclusion-strategy-2018-to-2023&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3ad5c6ec32364f57944208d68d422fcf%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636851712738847302&amp;sdata=C%2FEhZ4EiN%2BJqSERlQHV1iQ6Ud8aRoifOA4GkbiRoed4%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Disability Inclusion Strategy</a>, both launched in 2018, set out specific steps to make economic development programmes more inclusive.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-02-13T17:24:11.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:24:11.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this