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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002658
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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
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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 G7: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other G7 countries to meet the 0.7 per cent of gross national income target on aid. 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 188898 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>We believe it is for other governments to decide what percentage of gross national income (GNI) they allocate as Official Development Assistance (ODA).</p><p>In representing one of the few donors that meet the 0.7% ODA commitment and the 0.15-0.2% spending target in the Least Developed Countries, the Secretary of State highlights our ongoing commitment to the UN targets and the importance we attach to development financing in her engagement with international partners, including the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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: Educational Exchanges more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, what steps her Department is taking to train 60,000 teachers and schools leaders in the UK and 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 191463 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 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme (2018-2021) aims to reach 3 million pupils in over 4,000 schools partnerships by 2021. It will train 60,000 teachers and school leaders in both the UK and developing countries on the following:</p><ol><li><p>setting up and running equitable partnerships, which will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);</p></li><li><p>teaching and mainstreaming development education and global citizenship content, such as the SDGs;</p></li><li><p>teaching transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving; and</p></li><li><p>ensuring that education is inclusive and of high quality.</p><p> </p></li></ol><p>This training will be provided in line with best practice, using the model of two days of input, followed by approximately six weeks of putting the learning into practice, and then a follow-up to share the learning. This model worked well in the previous Connecting Classrooms programme (2015-2018), through which over 56,000 teachers were trained in the UK and overseas. Delivery of teacher training will begin in January 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 60,000 teachers and school leaders will be from (a) the UK and (b) 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 195105 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Of the 60,000 teachers and school leaders to be trained under the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme (2018-2021), 50% will be UK teachers and 50% will be teachers from developing countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T15:00:38.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:00:38.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 56,000 teachers trained in the connecting classrooms programme between 2015 and 2018 were based in (a) the UK and (b) 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 195106 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Of the 56,000 teachers trained under the Connecting Classrooms programme (2015-2018), 3,500 were UK teachers and the remainder were teachers from developing countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T15:02:07.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:02:07.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Humanitarian Aid: Vetting more like this
unstar 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 her Department is taking to (a) make employment in the aid sector a regulated activity and (b) bring disclosure and barring requirements in line with other professions that work with children and vulnerable adults. 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 204603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Since early 2018 DFID has intensified work to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. As part of that we have considered a wide range of potential measures, including the two proposed in the question. Neither of those would, however, cover employees of foreign organisations, many of whom help deliver UK funded programmes. Therefore, we believe there are alternative non-legislative mechanisms which better address this issue, such as those announced at the 18 October Safeguarding Summit. These include an Interpol pilot to improve background checks, provide advice to employers on international vetting and identify high-risk individuals; a new passport for aid workers to prove an individual’s identity and provide their vetting status; and a Disclosure of Misconduct scheme for the NGO sector to allow organisations to share information about an employee’s past misconduct. These tools are designed to work alongside existing mechanisms, such as DBS, and we are confident they will lead to tangible improvements in safeguarding standards and better protection of vulnerable adults and children in the aid sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204604 more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1029537
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Humanitarian Aid: Vetting more like this
unstar 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 potential merits of regulating employment in the aid sector. 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 204604 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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Since early 2018 DFID has intensified work to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. As part of that we have considered a wide range of potential measures, including the two proposed in the question. Neither of those would, however, cover employees of foreign organisations, many of whom help deliver UK funded programmes. Therefore, we believe there are alternative non-legislative mechanisms which better address this issue, such as those announced at the 18 October Safeguarding Summit. These include an Interpol pilot to improve background checks, provide advice to employers on international vetting and identify high-risk individuals; a new passport for aid workers to prove an individual’s identity and provide their vetting status; and a Disclosure of Misconduct scheme for the NGO sector to allow organisations to share information about an employee’s past misconduct. These tools are designed to work alongside existing mechanisms, such as DBS, and we are confident they will lead to tangible improvements in safeguarding standards and better protection of vulnerable adults and children in the aid sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204603 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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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
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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 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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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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
unstar 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 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 remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T16:11:26.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:11:26.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this