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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
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 potential merits of linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. 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 233551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</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 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of her having sign-off and accountability for aid spending by other Government Departments. 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 233552 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Aid spending is subject to the same rules as all other public expenditure. In line with Treasury rules on Managing Public Money, departments through their accounting officers have ultimate and direct responsibility for their share of the aid budget and remain accountable to Parliament and UK taxpayers for how they spend it. The Government has well established mechanisms to govern aid spending and DFID provides support to other government departments to help strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise its impact on poverty.</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 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1088557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to test the effectiveness of aid spending through the UK Official Development Assistance budget. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>UK ODA is scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which focuses on the delivery of value for money and maximising the impact and effectiveness of UK aid. ICAI reports directly to Parliament through the International Development Committee (IDC) ensuring both independence and accountability of the ODA. The National Audit Office also scrutinises departmental spending including the effectiveness of ODA spending.</p><p> </p><p>As part of DFID’s programme approval process, an accredited Evaluation Advisor reviews the evaluation plan for the ongoing effectiveness of the programme. DFID reviews all programmes annually, providing an assessment of performance, ongoing relevance, value for money, lessons learned, and any remedial action required. Individual government departments are responsible for design, evaluation and governance of their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget. However, DFID makes available some relevant evaluation tools to support other departments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4339
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
1081723
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it remains her policy to allocate 0.7 per cent Gross National Income to poverty reduction programmes overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 228061 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to spending 0.7% of GNI as Official Development Assistance each year; a commitment which is enshrined in law. All of 0.7% must meet the ODA rules which means activities have the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as their main objective.</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 2019-03-07T15:25:17.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T15:25:17.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1081934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that aid spending supports the UK's political, commercial and diplomatic priorities. 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 227987 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the 2015 Aid Strategy, spending 0.7 on aid each year to strengthen global peace, strengthen resilience and respond to crises, promote global prosperity and tackle extreme poverty are all Government priorities and serve in our national interest. This spending is key to the Government’s Global Britain vision and makes a strong contribution to the UK’s soft power and our ability to influence across the globe.</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 2019-03-11T17:39:18.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:39:18.88Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1078302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the provision of Official Development Assistance is tied to the recipient of such assistance using goods and services from the UK. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL14074 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a clear policy to keep all its aid untied. This is set out in the 2015 Aid Strategy. Untied aid promotes value for money through ensuring open competition for aid-funded programmes. British businesses are already extremely competitive and do not need the implicit subsidy of tied aid to win work.</p><p>Recent statistical information on UK ODA can be found in DFID's Annual Report for 2018 available on DFID’s website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T17:31:28.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T17:31:28.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1064889
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of whether Official Development Assistance spending is meeting targets set by the UK aid strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 224809 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>DFID <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750989/DFID-Annual-Report-Accounts-2017-18-amended-Oct18.pdf" target="_blank">reports annually</a> on its progress in meeting the objectives set out in the Aid Strategy, while other departments are responsible for reporting against their own ODA spend. The cross-government ODA Senior Officials Group is exploring ways to drive further coherence in monitoring.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T16:28:54.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T16:28:54.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4370
star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1063960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps she has taken to ensure the effectiveness Official Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 223132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Every project in DFID is rigorously appraised for efficiency and likely effectiveness before approval and is assessed against a robust monitoring framework to ensure it remains cost effective. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact said that DFID’s systems “improve the return on UK investment in aid” and recognised that DFID is “a global champion on Value for Money”. DFID is committed to supporting other government departments strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximising their impact on poverty through an extensive offer of support.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1061098
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
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 her Department is taking to ensure that government departments that allocate Official Development Assistance funding to ensure that Departments' work is (a) poverty focused, (b) effective and (c) transparent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 221549 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting other government departments to strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise their impact on poverty through an extensive offer of support. Working through established cross-government oversight mechanisms we share good practice and provide specific advice on the government’s transparency commitments, Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) eligibility, and programme design and management. Ultimately departments remain accountable to Parliament and taxpayers to ensure their spend meets the ODA rules and represents value for money.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T14:58:49.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T14:58:49.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1060060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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 remove filter
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 she has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing the duty to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on Official Development Assistance to enable more flexibility in the allocation of that funding. 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 220130 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Conservative manifesto and re-affirmed by the Prime Minister on her recent visit to Africa and subsequently by the Secretary of State in the House of Commons, the Government is committed to spending 0.7 per cent of our Gross National Income on aid. This commitment not only helps create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world but also secures the UK’s standing in it.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T17:57:28.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:57:28.377Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this