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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid more like this
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, if she will take steps to ensure that the UK continues to lead responses to humanitarian emergencies and help countries at risk better prepare for potential natural disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 900069 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to lead responses to humanitarian emergencies, responding rapidly to save lives, as we did recently in Nepal. Preparing for disasters is critical and the UK will push globally for more to be done, including at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T12:48:33.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T12:48:33.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Politics and Government more like this
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 the objectives are for the World Bank's Global Partnership for Social Accountability; what role her Department plays on that partnership's steering committee; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 223025 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) supports governments and civil society to work together to solve critical governance challenges in developing countries. GPSA aims to create an enabling environment in which citizen feedback is used to solve fundamental problems in service delivery and to strengthen the performance of public institutions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID has been a member of the steering committee since GPSA started in 2012, sharing its knowledge and advisory capacity. The steering committee sets out the overall strategy for GPSA and approves grants for programmatic activities such as improving budget transparency or improving access to and quality of service delivery.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T17:44:45.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T17:44:45.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
225233
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Training more like this
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 accreditation staff in her Department undertaking professional programme management training receive; and how many people at each grade in her Department have received such training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226234 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Since 1st June 2014, when the scheme first started, 253 staff members have demonstrated sufficient expertise and knowledge, through a rigorous process of accreditation, into the Programme Management Cadre. They include three Senior Civil Servants and 15% have been senior advisors or team leaders. As would be expected, the remaining are made up of programme managers across the department.</p><p> </p><p>Programme Management Training within DFID started in 2013 since when over 400 have attended a three day Delivering Effective Aid Programme. Following the introduction of the Smart Rules and the new programme management architecture, the course has been modified and a further 200 have attended from all grades across the department. Each month one course is held in the UK (alternating between London and Glasgow) and one course is held in a country programme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T17:58:51.933Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T17:58:51.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
225234
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Training more like this
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, how many Heads of Profession there are in her Department; and what professional programme management qualifications each of those Heads of Profession holds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226235 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Table A3.1 in Annex A3 the Independent Commission on Aid Impact Report 34 on ‘How the Department for International Development (DFID) Learns’ lists the 13 technical advisory professions. There are also 7 heads of corporate professions (Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information Technology, Knowledge and Procurement &amp; Commercial); a Head of Policy Profession and a Head of Programme Management Profession.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not provide personal information on individuals and cannot give precise details on the qualifications of each Head of Profession as requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All the Heads of the Advisory, Programme and Policy Professions have completed essential DFID internal programme management courses (or the equivalent in a European donor), and have at least 5 years programme management experience. Several hold post-graduate qualifications in fields related to programme management as well as qualifications in their technical area. In addition three of the heads of the Corporate professions are qualified in PRINCE (Projects in Controlled Environments).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T18:00:03.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T18:00:03.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
225235
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
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 tackle micronutrient deficiencies in countries defined by the World Health Organisation on high burden countries; and what further steps she plans to take in relation to such countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226231 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Tackling undernutrition in the first 1,000 days of life is central to DFID’s strategy to improve child health and wellbeing, and tackling micronutrient deficiencies is a key part of that strategy. Details of DFID’s bilateral support is published on its Development Tracker website: <a href="http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to bilateral programmes, DFID provides support to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), all of which contribute to tackling micronutrient deficiencies in WHO high burden countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T17:59:09.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T17:59:09.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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1469
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
225236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Infrastructure more like this
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, how much her Department (a) spent on infrastructure in 2013-14 and (b) will spend on infrastructure in 2014-15 via (i) bilateral and (ii) multilateral channels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226232 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Details of DFID’s spend by sector, including Infrastructure, is shown in Table 11 of our publication ‘Gross Public Expenditure Tables 2013/14’, which is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statistics-on-international-development-2013-to-2014-gpex-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statistics-on-international-development-2013-to-2014-gpex-tables</a>. Figures for 2014/15 will be published in the autumn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T17:50:11.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T17:50:11.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
225237
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Training more like this
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, with reference to page eight of her Department's Annual Report and Accounts, published on 15 July 2014, what the content was of the commercial skills training received by senior civil servants in her Department; what accreditation those staff received upon completion of that training; and how many people at each grade in her Department received that training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226233 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 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s Commercial training focuses on improving commercial capability across the department, in-line with the requirements of the Civil Service Reform plan as stated in DFID Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14. To date, ninety nine DFID Senior Civil Servants have completed the training.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T17:58:33.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T17:58:33.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Tax Avoidance and Evasion more like this
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 help developing countries to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Gemma Doyle more like this
star this property uin 908149 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 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK put tax and development at the heart of our G8 presidency in 2013. We are working with our international partners to provide expert assistance to developing countries to tackle tax evasion and avoidance. At the Autumn Statement the Government announced an additional £5 million for HMRC for dedicated tax expertise to help developing countries tackle tax avoidance and evasion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T16:08:24.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T16:08:24.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East and North Africa more like this
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 any staff of her Department are engaged in considering the effects of drone strikes on civilian populations as part of her Department's work in the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 224260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>In countries where DFID has humanitarian programmes, we monitor the general humanitarian situation in close communication with partners on the ground.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:44:11.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:44:11.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
179342
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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 her Department will assess (a) the effect of drone strikes on civilian populations and (b) access to civilian compensation schemes as part of its humanitarian mission in Iraq and Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 224261 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 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are monitoring the impact of military operations on civilian populations in both Iraq and Syria and ensuring our humanitarian response is targeted to those most in need. To date, the UK has pledged £800 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the region, and a further £39.5 million to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Access to civilian compensation schemes is an MoD lead and therefore does not form part of our humanitarian mission.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T16:35:25.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T16:35:25.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this