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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176532 on South Sudan: sexual offences, what steps her Department is taking to encourage aid workers in South Sudan to report sexual violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188153 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development is working to improve safeguarding standards across the aid sector. We have recently written to all of our partners to remind them of their responsibility to provide their own mechanisms for reporting and investigating suspicions and/or allegations of sexual violence. Wherever these relate to a DFID programme we also expect that our partners report those to us in a timely manner. DFID’s specialist team will then provide oversight of the investigatory response to ensure it meets our standards, providing dedicated support as required.</p><p> </p><p>We urge all survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan, including aid workers, to report the harm committed against them.</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 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Bridge International Academies: Overseas Aid 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, if she will publish the final report commissioned by her Department to assess the relative quality of education provided by Bridge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188897 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The report <em>“Learning in Lagos: Comparing student achievement in Bridge, Public and Private Schools”</em> has now been completed and will be available on Devtracker by the end of the month.</p><p> </p><p>The “Developing Effective Private Education – Nigeria” (DEEPEN) programme supported improved learning outcomes for almost 1.5 million girls and boys in Lagos by providing technical assistance and supporting innovation for the private education market to improve the quality of education it provides to children, especially to poor children. This included some funding to Bridge International Academies. As part of the evaluation of this programme a report was produced to compare student achievement in Bridge, public and private schools.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Prosperity Fund 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 assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the conclusions of the Prosperity Fund’s first Annual Report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126442 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund is a key part of the UK Aid Strategy and complements DFID’s own economic development funding: supporting economic reform to stimulate growth that creates productive jobs and private sector investment; and that helps eradicate poverty. A DFID minister has a permanent seat on the Prosperity Fund’s ministerial board.</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 2018-02-12T16:14:40.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:14:40.147Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Prosperity Fund 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 assessment she has made of the implications for the work of the Prosperity Fund of the concerns raised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s February 2017 review of that fund in respect of its transparency, quality and limited focus on poverty reduction for the purposes of the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126443 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The ICAI Rapid Review of the Prosperity Fund acknowledged the significant progress made to date and the recommendations on areas for improvement were constructive. Work has continued since early 2017 to respond to the ICAI recommendations and to build a strategic portfolio that matches UK government priorities.</p><p>The Prosperity Fund published an Annual Report and financial data for 2016/17, and will continue to publish information, working to meet the government commitment of ‘good’ on the Aid Transparency Index by 2020.</p><p>All Prosperity Fund Official Development Assistance spend will comply with the International Development Act, and with the Gender Equality (2014) and the Official Development Assistance Target (2015).</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 2018-02-12T16:11:26.437Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that Government departments with responsibility for spending money from (a) the Prosperity Fund and (b) other aid budgets respond to inquiries from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126444 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>ICAI’s mandate to scrutinise all UK Government Aid is clearly articulated in the UK Aid Strategy. This has been reiterated across government at all levels, including Ministerial, and the importance of positive engagement is emphasised in guidance to UK ODA spending departments. In addition, the Prosperity Fund is overseen by a Ministerial Board which meets regularly, with Lord Bates representing DFID. The Board sets the strategic priorities for the Fund, which include the requirements to comply with ICAI reviews.</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 2018-02-12T16:13:04.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:13:04.377Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 Developing Countries: Minority Groups 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 representations to her international counterparts, including the UNHCR, for regular reporting on the effectiveness of funding for religious minorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 127091 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s humanitarian aid operates under international humanitarian principles and is provided based on need. Our partners carry out vulnerability assessments to ensure aid effectively reaches those most in need, including those from religious minorities, as it is recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability. We regularly review and discuss programme effectiveness with our international partners. The UK has an ambitious agenda for reform of the humanitarian system and is pressing to ensure that every pound of taxpayers’ money is spent as effectively as is possible to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T18:03:37.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T18:03:37.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 Developing Countries: Religious Freedom 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 criteria her Department uses to assess the (a) due diligence, (b) commitment to UK Partnership Principles and (c) promotion of freedom of religion or belief when it allocates funding to (i) governments and (ii) organisations overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 127092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>In determining UKAid funding to governments DFID assesses their commitment to each of four Partnership Principles. One of the Principles is commitment to human rights, which includes freedom of religion or belief. Evidence of lack of commitment to the Principles would influence choices on the level and the manner of aid provision, for example by providing aid through civil society organisations rather than through government bodies.</p><p> </p><p>DFID contractual and grant arrangements used for organisations other than governments include specific clauses to prevent any discrimination against protected characteristics, including religion or belief.</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 2018-02-20T18:00:04.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T18:00:04.117Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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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: Pneumonia 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 steps her Department is taking to tackle pneumonia in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 128984 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, which provides developing countries with pneumococcal vaccine to protect against the main cause of pneumonia. 109 million children were given this vaccine between 2010 and 2016, thanks to Gavi’s support, saving an estimated 762,000 lives.</p><p>DFID supports Gavi’s Pneumococcol Advanced Market commitment, an innovative funding mechanism that incentivises pharmaceutical companies to produce vaccines for the world’s poorest countries at an affordable cost. DFID also supports countries to build stronger health systems that can respond to existing disease burdens and emerging health issues, including pneumonia, and works to tackle malnutrition, a key risk factor for severe pneumonia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:13:07.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:13:07.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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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: Health Services 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, if she will take steps to include investment in healthcare systems in developing countries on the agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 128986 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Global health is an important issue to Commonwealth Member States, as it is to the Government. It is likely it will be a key theme at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London in April, including covering issues around strengthening health systems in developing countries. Commonwealth Member States will collectively discuss and agree the agenda for CHOGM next month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:15:29.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:15:29.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
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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 Overseas Aid 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 steps her Department is taking to improve the transparency of Official Development Assistance that is spent by other Government Departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 129141 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID is in regular discussion with other UK Government Departments about transparency and is supporting them to improve the Official Development Assistance (ODA) data they currently publish, through the provision of guidance, tailored training events and advice on technical issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T17:49:36.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T17:49:36.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this