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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Gaza: Reconstruction 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 processes to prevent the misuse of reconstruction material in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 272238 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Following the review of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) by the UN, Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in February 2018, and the implementation of improvements in January 2019, we assess that the GRM and, in particular, its Programme Monitoring Unit (PMU) has effective processes to monitor the entry and use of construction materials in Gaza. DFID has recently committed a further £700,000 to the PMU over the next two years. This support will be an important part of efforts to alleviate shelter and basic service needs which were exacerbated by the 2014 conflict and help stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty.</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 2019-07-09T15:51:03.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:51:03.803Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
1136265
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Kenya: 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 country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Kenya to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. 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 272141 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Kenya economic development portfolio comprises a range of programmes primarily focused on Trade, Agriculture, Urban Economic Development, Energy and Jobs. Specifically, these initiatives aim to support Kenya in:</p><ol><li>Reducing the time taken and costs involved in trading within Kenya and across the region by improving the efficiency of transport infrastructure and strengthening the regulatory and policy environment for trade.</li><li>Developing fairer, better functioning, market systems in agriculture, livestock and water sectors.</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation by helping municipalities in Kenya to plan better and attract investment into climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects.</li><li>Designing and testing the commercial viability of different Green Mini-Grid models developed and operated by the private sector in Kenya.</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through providing seed-financing and technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs including for the youth, those working in the informal sector and hard-to-reach places and those living with disabilities.</li></ol><p> </p><p>In addition, the DFID Kenya Governance portfolio is working to help strengthen democratic institutions in Kenya through supporting:</p><ol><li>The Independent Elections and Boundary Commission to prepare and manage fair, credible and peaceful elections.</li><li>A range of other independent institutions such as the Independent Police Oversight Authority, the Office of the Auditor General, and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.</li><li>A range of civil society organisations working to better hold government to account in the areas of service delivery, police reform and public participation, as well as working with parliamentary committees, for example, the public accounts committees.</li></ol><p>In line with the UK’s new approach to Africa, our work is helping to build a stronger, more modern partnership with Kenya.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:51:57.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:51:57.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Zambia: 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 country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Zambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. 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 272200 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Zambia economic development portfolio comprises programmes primarily focused on job creation and private sector investment, infrastructure and energy development. It supports the poorest with tools they can use for their own development. These initiatives include:</p><ol><li>Supporting job creation and regulatory reform in high-potential sectors that provide opportunities for women and youth employment, including agriculture, services to the mining industry, tourism and household services (clean cooking, off-grid energy, on-site sanitation).</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs and grow to provincial, national and eventually regional businesses.</li><li>Increasing access to finance for growing businesses and facilitate new investment sources, including global impact investors (e.g. the ImpactCapitalAfrica initiative), local private wealth individuals (e.g. first-of-a-kind crowd-funding from Zambian residents) and state assets (e.g. engagement with Zambia’s development bank and pension funds).</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation and Zambia’s geographical challenges by helping municipalities improve urban planning and supporting key Ministries and the private sector to develop more effective infrastructure solutions.</li><li>Piloting technology applications that deliver on development challenges and create and support sustainable businesses such as in rural mobility and off-grid cold chains.</li><li>Support climate smart agriculture approaches and financial inclusion for the rural and peri-urban poor.</li></ol><p> </p><p>DFID also provides direct support to create an enabling environment for citizens’ representation. Our support has contributed to 1.7 million new voters registering for the 2016 elections, and it enables Zambians to raise and debate issues that matter to them with their leaders, locally and nationally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Seychelles: Economic Growth 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 country-specific direct support his Department is providing to the Seychelles to support economic development in that country. 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 272202 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not provide country-specific direct support to Seychelles to support its economic development as it is a high income country. The UK does fund international organisations working in Seychelles that support maritime security, tackle illicit finance flows, and help Seychelles assess its vulnerability to climate change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:56.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:56.837Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136292
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Palestinians: Schools 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2019 to Question 220733, whether the independent review of Palestinian Authority textbooks will be published by September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 272116 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Given the seriousness with which the UK takes the allegations of incitement in the Palestinian pilot curriculum and textbooks we have taken the time needed to make sure that the independent review delivered will be rigorous, credible and can form the basis for discussions with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on this important issue. Securing the backing of the wider international community is central to this. We are pleased that after calls by the UK government for international action the European Union (EU) agreed to lead and co-fund the independent review. DFID has pressed hard to expedite this and had hope to make findings available to Parliament by September 2019, including by commissioning an inception report to form the basis of the independent review.</p><p> </p><p>The EU are currently in contracting negotiations with a potential service partner. Following this negotiation DFID will provide an update to Parliamentarians on the timetable for the report. We recognise that publishing findings by September is now very unlikely, although we anticipate only a short delay. In the interim, we are continuing to raise our concerns about incitement in education, which I did personally at a meeting with the Palestinian Authority Education Minister in Ramallah in May 2019.</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 2019-07-08T15:16:57.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:57.623Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1136358
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Palestinians: Schools 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, whether the independent evaluation of the Palestinian Authority curriculum commissioned by the Palestinian Authority in 2018 and due in March 2019 has been completed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 272127 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID can confirm that the Palestinian Authority (PA) commissioned an independent evaluation of their pilot curriculum, and that this evaluation was completed in March 2019.</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 2019-07-08T15:17:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:17:38.66Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
1136386
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Food Supply 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 recent State of the World Food Security and Nutrition report findings that global hunger has increased for the fourth year running, what steps the Government is taking to (a) help end this trend and (b) help ensure that sustainable development goal two is achieved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 272301 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK is playing its part in ending hunger and undernutrition through a substantial portfolio of agricultural and other economic development programmes, nutrition, agricultural research, social safety nets, resilience and humanitarian response interventions; through DFID’s bilateral programmes as well as support to multilateral institutions. But we are aware that more needs to be done if we are to end hunger by 2030, and the new report confirms the urgency. This is why we are discussing opportunities with partners for scaled-up and improved global interventions, to help reverse the negative trend on global hunger, including the German-initiated proposal for a major SDG2 moment in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:54:34.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:54:34.037Z
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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 Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1135773
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 International Planned Parenthood Federation: Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking in response to the recent allegations of institutional and sexual abuse of young people in the International Planned Parenthood Federation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stone more like this
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Sir William Cash more like this
star this property uin 271337 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK government take issues of fraud and sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment extremely seriously. As set out in DFID funding agreements with all partners, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has a clear obligation to report incidents to us.</p><p>Over the past year, IPPF’s Director General and IPPF’s Safeguarding Unit have taken significant steps to strengthen their internal systems and to shift culture at the organisation so that people feel safer and more able to report wrongdoing. Action taken by IPPF includes a Safeguarding Taskforce to review and improve overall processes; IPPF’s first employee engagement survey; a set of best-practice safeguarding policies and procedures, including an Independent Complaints Panel; an IPPF SafeReport, which provides a safe space for anyone – including staff, clients, volunteers or member of the public – to raise concerns.</p><p>We continue to regularly review IPPF against our high standards for safeguarding, whistleblowing, risk, governance and code of conduct, and we conduct regular assessments of their safeguarding procedures. In addition to recent safeguarding reforms, IPPF is currently conducting a review of its governance system and structures, which IPPF anticipate will take around six months. During this time DFID will monitor IPPF’s governance reforms closely and regularly.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 269626 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T16:06:38.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T16:06:38.803Z
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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 Sir William Cash more like this
1135786
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Farmers: Equal Pay 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 ensure that its policies and funding support equal pay for female and male farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s 2017 Economic Development Strategy commits to tackling gender discrimination and to delivering safer, more secure and higher-return work for women, building on the 2015 UK commitment made through our G7 membership to include gender objectives in at least 50% of agriculture and food security programmes. A 2018 review of DFID’s commercial agriculture programmes found that 31 of DFID’s 65 commercial agriculture programmes aimed to increase the returns received by women working in agriculture.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also assists the development of standards that help smallholder farmers reach a decent standard of living: for example, by providing £3.7 million in assistance to the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL Alliance) which supports systems such as Fairtrade. DFID is also a founding member of the Living Income Community of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s 2019 review of commercial agriculture programmes finds that since 2007, 22 million smallholders have benefitted from DFIDs current commercial agriculture programming (3.4 million of them women) with 4.7 million of these (1.1 million women) having benefited financially.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:31:13.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:31:13.157Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135787
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Third Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen global civil society throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271468 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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>Since 2016 we have provided funding through our centrally-managed programmes to more than 200 civil society organisations (CSOs) of diverse sizes and policy areas, delivering projects across at least 35 countries. DFID is acting to increase support to CSOs based in developing countries, including through broadening out some of our centrally-managed programmes to accept bids from Southern-based CSOs.</p><p> </p><p>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 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:32:30.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:32:30.377Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this