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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Somalia: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment objectives into his Department's resilience programmes in Somalia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of building resilience in Somalia since 2013 and is widely acknowledged to have played a leading role in preventing famine in 2017. Our current four year £64 million Building Resilient Communities in Somalia programme has fully integrated the prevention and treatment of malnutrition within the overall community driven approach and will contribute to improved outcomes for malnourished children. The programme is expected to support at least 160,000 women and children through malnutrition treatment and prevention services by 2022. Other donors are following our lead to build resilience in Somalia and break the cycle of dependency on relief aid.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167114
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 South Sudan: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment into his Department's resilience programmes in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7218 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Through our livelihoods and resilience programming in South Sudan, DFID is working with partners to tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition. This includes: supporting households to diversify their income and food sources through crop and vegetable production, fishing and small livestock; working with traders to kick start markets; and supporting training that builds the knowledge and skills which underpin nutritious diets.</p><p> </p><p>These approaches complement the life-saving provision of food, water, nutrition products and medicine through DFID’s humanitarian programming. In addition, DFID’s Health Pooled Fund programme is improving access to nutrition services – both screening and treatment – as part of a package of life-saving care in 800 health centres across South Sudan. In the last year 480,000 children under five were assessed for malnutrition.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1151141
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: Cost Effectiveness more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to ensure value for money in Overseas Development Assistance. 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 2713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Driving value for money in UK aid is critical to delivering the global goals, tackling extreme poverty and enhancing global security.</p><p>DFID has robust controls and processes in place to ensure each pound spent improves poor people’s lives. Indeed, in a recent review from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (February 2018), which assessed DFID’s approach to Value for Money in programme and portfolio management, it was noted that DFID’s systems “<em>improve the return on UK investment in aid</em>”. It recognised DFID as “<em>a global champion on value for money</em>” and noted that “<em>Value for money is fully embedded in our systems and processes</em>.”</p><p>While we know DFID deserves this praise, we also know we can always improve and are not complacent in our efforts to strengthen our approach. That is why we are seeking to develop a stronger approach to capturing the impact of our spend to ensure we deliver value for money across our portfolio.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:13:54.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:13:54.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151143
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on development aid. 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 2715 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of our Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance is enshrined in law and in the Conservative manifesto and was re-affirmed by the Chancellor in the recently announced Spending Round on 4 September 2019. The Secretary of State reiterated this commitment in a recent International Development Committee oral evidence session on the priorities and future of the Department for International Development.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:58:44.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:58:44.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151310
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Developing Countries: Communications more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to promote communications technology for development purposes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>DFID recognises that mobile phones can be a cost-effective, large-scale channel for delivering a range of services and socio-economic benefits. Indeed, mobile coverage is expanding dramatically with 5.1 billion mobile subscribers in 2018. In July 2019, DFID’s Mobile for Development programme was extended. This is a multisectoral partnership with the global mobile industry (via the Global System for Mobile Communications Association) that unlocks and scales mobile-enabled innovations to deliver against the Sustainable Development Goal targets. To date it has impacted the lives of over 20 million people – over 70% of whom are women – and has leveraged over £250m of additional (mostly private sector) funding.</p><p> </p><p>In partnership with mobile network operators, this programme delivers impact in key areas including digital inclusion for women and people with disabilities, expanding connectivity, mobile-enabled smart cities, water, sanitation and energy, and mobile-based tools for climate resilience. It has a cross-cutting agenda on inclusion and has developed tools to improve digital literacy that are being adopted by national regulators.</p><p> </p><p>The programme will achieve its aims through a combination of research and analysis, catalytic funding for innovation and targeted advocacy within the mobile and technology industry.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:09:21.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:09:21.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1166929
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Tanzania: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to aid programmes in Tanzania in each of the last three years; and what that funding has been spent on. 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 6268 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As published in the departmental Annual Report and Accounts, DFID bilateral programme outturns were £180,903,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625548/DFID-Annual-Report-and-Accounts-2016-17.pdf" target="_blank">2016-17</a>; £165,246,000 in <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">2017-18</a>; and £152,876,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815787/ARA-2019.pdf" target="_blank">2018-19</a>. UK aid has supported the UK effort to tackle organised crime such as drug trafficking and illegal wildlife trade; improved education access and quality especially for girls and scaled up family planning services; helped reduce infant deaths and stunting through nutrition support; protected the environment by expanding renewable energy services; created jobs and trade by investing in infrastructure and agriculture; and shared the expertise of Britain’s democratic values and traditions to strengthen Tanzania’s judiciary and parliament.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1166935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Developing Countries: Food Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to build food security capacity in countries at risk of food crisis. 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 6274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Through its recent programme on improving agricultural and rural statistics, DFID has supported capacity building to collect statistics on food and agriculture in 40 African and 20 Asian-Pacific countries, including many at risk of food crises.</p><p> </p><p>In Africa, where chronic hunger and the risk of food security crisis are greatest, DFID is strengthening capacity of the Southern Africa Development Community and its 16 member governments to conduct vulnerability assessments and analyses, which are used to improve the effectiveness of the response to acute food insecurity.</p><p> </p><p>At the global level, DFID supported the development of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale perceptions survey which is now the primary way to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger. DFID programmes such as the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme use this to measure the impact of interventions, and give the poorest and most vulnerable a voice.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:34:11.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:34:11.43Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151562
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Nutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to integrate nutrition into its health programmes in Ethiopia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 3820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a leading donor supporting the Government of Ethiopia to integrate nutrition into health programmes in Ethiopia.</p><p>Under the Accelerating Reduction of Undernutrition in Ethiopia programme (£49m, 2013-2018), we supported the transition of service delivery for nutrition screening, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming from resource-intensive donor-financed campaign-based delivery, into fully government funded routine service delivery in the four regions with the highest rates of stunting in Ethiopia.</p><p>DFID continues to support the Government of Ethiopia in delivering nutrition programmes as part of routine heath service delivery. Currently the Sustaining and Accelerating Primary Health in Ethiopia programme (£250m,2015-2020) is supporting the first 1000+ days nutrition initiative, the provision of micronutrient supplies and implementation of the Seqota declaration. This aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in the worst affected parts of the country. Our Building Resilience in Ethiopia Programme (£262m, 2017-2022) is also working to respond to nutrition emergencies, reducing reliance on parallel humanitarian response.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:10:23.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:10:23.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1151563
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that his Department's education programmes include objectives on nutrition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 3821 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Helping poor countries provide 12 years of good quality education, particularly for girls, is a top priority for this Government. When children get all the basic nutrients they need in the first 1000 days of life, they do better in school and earn more as adults.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s 2018 education policy commits us to delivering early education and nutrition interventions together, where possible. We are pursuing this by building the evidence base through the new ‘Thrive’ early childhood development research programme and through investments in early education in Rwanda and our funding to the Global Partnership for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is a global leader on nutrition; we have reached 60.3 million people with nutrition services in 25 countries since 2015.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:11:04.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:11:04.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1167378
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Money Laundering more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his (a) Kenyan, (b) Ugandan and (c) South Sudanese counterparts on preventing money-laundering and profiteering by the South Sudanese elite. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 7752 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>​Illicit finance is a driver of destabilisation, poor governance and conflict. In South Sudan this leads to resources being diverted that could be used to support peace process implementation and end the suffering of the people of South Sudan. We encourage the region to address weaknesses in their financial systems that provide channels for illicit finance, including in relation to South Sudan. In January the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and Home Office Ministers wrote to their Kenyan and Ugandan counterparts outlining UK concerns, as well as offering practical support to help ensure robust systems are in place to deter corruption and illicit financial flows. The UK has also deployed technical expertise from both the National Crime Agency and Department for International Development to ensure Kenya’s compliance with Financial Action Task Force standards that can help to address the illicit financial flows in the region. British officials in Juba also frequently engage with the South Sudanese Ministry of Finance to ensure its spending is in line with its approved budget and to urge transparency and accountability in line with the provisions of the 12 September 2018 Peace Agreement.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:56:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:56:13.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this