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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making full use of the capabilities of blockchain-based smart contracts to protect the supply chain and ensure that major international aid and development projects are fully transparent, and that funding is secure. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16769 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16770 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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 plans they have (1) to help fund the further assessment and development of blockchain technologies for major infrastructure and international development projects, and (2) to ensure that the UK remains a centre of excellence and is a preferred jurisdiction for such contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16770 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16769 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135450
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
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 plans they have to support UK companies that are developing blockchain technology for the delivery of major international development contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16771 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16769 more like this
HL16770 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
514688
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Public Expenditure more like this
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 Department for International Development overspent their budget in the last financial year, and if so, for what reason. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7834 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 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
star this property answer text <p>In 2014-15, the most recent year for which audited accounts are available, the Department for International Development did not overspend its budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T15:02:38.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T15:02:38.24Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
514689
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading EU Aid more like this
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 how much funding the Department for International Development transferred to the EU over and above their fixed aid related contribution. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7835 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK makes fixed ODA contributions to the EU budget and the European Development Fund (EDF) each year. In addition to this funding, where DFID doesn’t have the expertise or resources to deliver a major programme itself, it will work locally with partners who can do this including the EU.</p><p>As set out in DFID's 2015 Statistics on International Development publication, in addition to these fixed ODA contributions, DFID provided £20,378,000 to the EU in 2014 for two infrastructure programmes in Africa. These are both helping to promote trade within Africa and boost local economies, building markets that Britain can trade with which is firmly in our national interest.</p><p><br>In both cases the EU is the best partner with the necessary capacity and technical expertise to carry out these large infrastructure programmes. Details of all such bilateral programmes are published on devtracker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T13:57:29Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T13:57:29Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
514690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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 mechanisms the Department for International Development has in place to monitor the quality and real developmental impact of their aid programmes. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7836 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 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID has rigorous programme and financial management procedures and systems in place. This government has significantly strengthened these procedures and systems, placing a strong emphasis on ensuring programmes are high quality and deliver value for money and real development impact. Each DFID project is rigorously appraised before approval to establish value for money. During implementation, projects are measured against a robust monitoring framework through mandatory annual reviews to ensure they remain cost effective and are delivering expected outputs, outcomes and development impact. The results of these annual reviews are scored by the managing team and are then monitored through regular management information reports to management and Ministers. We take decisions to exit underperforming programmes and redirect resources into those that deliver poverty reduction and value for money for taxpayers.</p><p>DFID is also committed to generating high quality evidence through independent evaluations which look in detail at the impact that our interventions are having and what lessons can be learnt for the future. In addition the Independent Commission for Aid Impact assesses the effectiveness of DFID’s programming.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T15:02:25.57Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T15:02:25.57Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
514691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Bilateral Aid more like this
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 assessment they have made of whether there is still a development case for bilateral aid for India and Turkey; and whether they have plans to end bilateral aid to those, and similar, countries. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7837 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not have a bilateral aid programme in Turkey. We help Turkey address the consequences of the Syria crisis and migration challenges as the country hosts the highest number of refugees in the world, by providing support to refugees in Turkey, jointly with international partners.</p><p>The UK’s bilateral aid programme in India has changed with India’s development. A middle-income country and major trading partner, India is still home to one third of the world’s poorest people. The UK ceased its traditional aid programme to India in 2015, and our support now focuses on promoting inclusive economic development, both reducing poverty and strengthening UK trade and investment opportunities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T09:02:52.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T09:02:52.457Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they would support future regionalisation of the Pillars of the Cotonou Agreement. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL205 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has supported calls for a differentiated and more regionalised approach during EU discussions on the successor to the Cotonou agreement. While the future agreement will come into force after our exit from the EU, we remain interested in what will be a major element of the global development architecture and will continue to participate in the discussions while we remain an EU Member State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T12:17:56.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T12:17:56.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
61941
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading International Conference on Population and Development 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 actions they will take to help implement the Stockholm Statement of Commitment developed at the April 2014 International Conference on Population and Development. more like this
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Viscount Craigavon more like this
star this property uin HL359 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government is fully committed to the principles of the International Conference on Population and Development's (ICPD) Programme of Action and will continue to uphold these principles in its development work. We consider 2014, as the twentieth anniversary and review year of the ICPD, as an important moment to recognise progress and to address remaining gaps and emerging challenges.</p><p> </p><p>We have been fully engaged in the intergovernmental process for the review of the ICPD, including actively participating in the regional and thematic conferences, the 47<sup>th</sup> Commission on Population and Development which took place in April of this year, as well as preparations for the upcoming special session at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The Stockholm Statement of Commitment was the outcome document agreed by participants attending the Sixth International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, which also took place in April. Official representatives from the UK Government did not participate in the Stockholm parliamentarians' meeting. However, the Stockholm Statement does endorse a number of the elements we have been supporting throughout our engagement in the ICPD review process and will continue to support, including that sexual and reproductive health and rights become a reality for all, without distinction of any kind.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3384
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Craigavon more like this
1002250
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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 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Droughts 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 studies they have commissioned to predict the effect that future global water shortages and drought in the southern hemisphere will have on migration patterns, particularly to northern Europe. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11271 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has not directly commissioned studies on the impact of water shortages on migration patterns from the southern hemisphere to northern Europe.</p><p>We recognise climate change and increasing water shortages can combine with other factors to influence migration decisions and therefore fund analytical work to improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. Examples include our work with the Natural Environment Research Council on the Future Climate for Africa Programme and our support to the World Bank’s Water Global Practice, which has produced analyses on the effects of water shortages, including migration. We are also building the evidence base to better understand why people migrate as part of our efforts set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy to tackle the root causes of migration.</p><p>In 2011, the Government Office for Science commissioned the Foresight Report on <em>Migration and Global Environmental Change</em> which analysed how human population movements across the world could be affected by global environmental changes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:55:47.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:55:47.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this