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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Children 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 whether they are providing money through child-focused programmes in Zimbabwe to families who do not have any children; and if so, why. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4602 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>DFID is one of a number of donors who funds the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer programme, referred to in the recent ICAI report.</p><p>Of the targeted households under the scheme 83% have children to care for, but those headed by the elderly, the chronically ill or people living with disabilities are also eligible even if they are not caring for children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:06:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:06:10.307Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
672293
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid 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 financial aid they have sent to assist those affected by the civil war in Syria in each of the years (1) 2012, (2) 2013, (3) 2014, (4) 2015, and (5) 2016. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL4631 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Since February 2012 DFID has provided almost £1.5 billion in humanitarian support to those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support has helped millions of people inside Syria, and Syrian refugees and their host communities in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. A breakdown of expenditure by calendar year is provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£48.7m</p></td><td><p>£280.4m</p></td><td><p>£277m</p></td><td><p>£340.5m</p></td><td><p>£549.9m</p></td><td><p>£1,496.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition, through the cross government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, DFID has provided £45.7 million (financial years 2012/13 to 2015/16) to support local governance and basic services such as education, water, and electricity in Syria and the region.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:08:38.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:08:38.217Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
672263
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Rwanda: Overseas Aid 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 action they plan to take in relation to the provision of aid to Rwanda, in the light of the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report <i>The effects of DfID's cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability</i>, published on 12 January, that the selection process for cash handouts "correlates only weakly with poverty levels". more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>60% of Rwandans live below the international poverty line (World Bank, $1.90 per day). DFID supports the Rwandan Government’s Vision Umurenge Programme which targets the extreme poor. Whilst the ICAI report notes that the VUP selection process “correlates only weakly with poverty levels”, according to recent data, 92% of those targeted live below the international poverty line. With DFID's support the Rwandan government has developed new targeting guidelines and a new management information system to improve this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:05:20.347Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:05:20.347Z
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1091
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
672258
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid 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 UK aid was given to Pakistan over the past decade; and how much has been earmarked for the Benazir Income Support Programme between 2012 and 2020. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4596 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>Aid to Pakistan between financial years 2006/2007 and 2016/2017 totals £2.324 billion. Between 2012 and 2020, DFID has earmarked £420.3 million to the Government of Pakistan’s Benazir Income Support Programme. £120m of this was provided between 2014 and 2016 through the Stability and Growth Programme; this was an earmarked sum within a Financial Aid package linked to an IMF programme. Funding is only disbursed if robust Disbursement Linked Indicators are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-24T17:16:22.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T17:16:22.183Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
672259
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report <i>The effects of DfID's cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability</i>, published on 12 January, that a quarter of recipients of aid aimed at the poorest 25 percent of the population were above the threshold; and whether they intend to review the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4597 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>ICAI referred to a cash transfer programme in Pakistan where 25% of beneficiaries were above a set threshold. All beneficiaries were living on less than 90 pence per day and 75% of them were living on less than 75 pence per day. These people use cash transfers to buy food, clothing and healthcare, and to send their children to school. We continue to keep all DfID programmes under regular analysis and review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:11:59.887Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:11:59.887Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
672262
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 is their response to the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report <i>The effects of DfID's cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability</i>, published on 12 January, that Department for International Development officials tolerate weaknesses in aid programmes and choose not to challenge partner countries on strongly held positions. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4600 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption and has robust systems in place to protect UK aid investments. DFID works alongside partner governments to support those most in need, while raising important issues at every level of government where necessary. As ICAI stated, this approach works: “During our visit to Rwanda, we found evidence that DFID’s policy advocacy had significantly influenced counterpart attitudes and beliefs. For example, it is now settled that people living with disabilities are an important target group; the assistance now focuses on how best to identify and target them.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:11:11.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:11:11.503Z
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1091
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
672265
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 in which management companies or consultancies organising or delivering aid former civil servants who were employed by the Department for International Development have a directorial or senior management role. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4603 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Information on all ministerial and senior officials who applied to take up appointments after leaving DFID service and approved by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) is published annually. The latest report is attached.</p><p>Information about outside appointments or employment taken up by former members of DFID, and approved at Departmental level within the scope of the Business Appointment Rules, is published as part of DFID’s transparency commitment. This information is available on GOV.UK website. DFID’s Business Appointment Rules – January to June 2016 attached.</p> more like this
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star this property file name ACOBA_2015-16_Annual_Report_final.pdf more like this
star this property title ACOBA Report more like this
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star this property file name DFID Business Appointment Rules January to June 2016.pdf more like this
star this property title DFID Business Appointment Rules - January to 2016 more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T17:13:41.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:13:41.773Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this