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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Libya since the upsurge in violence in that country resulting in the displacement of civilians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Libya and the worsening humanitarian situation. The fighting around Tripoli has claimed over 1,000 lives and led to over 120,000 displaced, with concerning reports of airstrikes in civilian areas and increasing attacks on civilian infrastructure. It is vital that all sides engage in a durable ceasefire, ensure humanitarian access, and return to UN-led political talks. The UK is calling on all parties to engage with the UN and humanitarian community, and respect International Humanitarian Law. Aid must be allowed to reach those in need and civilians, including refugees and migrants, must be evacuated to safety.</p><p> </p><p>The UK funds a £3.29 million humanitarian programme to provide multi-sector humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in Libya, improve access to primary health care, build capacity of health care workers, and bolster humanitarian coordination and capability. Earlier this year £1 million was given to the UN Flash Appeal. Funding to the World Health Organisation will deliver lifesaving medical care, including surgery in frontline referral hospitals, and primary healthcare supplies for 150,000 patients. Funding to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs will provide an expert to negotiate improved humanitarian access for agencies delivering aid on-the-ground.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:17:13.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:17:13.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa and Asia: Malnutrition 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 plans his Department has to introduce programmes to tackle malnutrition in refugee children in (a) Asia and (b) Africa. 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 7214 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 is committed to supporting refugees and we remain at the forefront of responding to refugee crises. From Uganda and Ethiopia to Bangladesh, UK support is tackling malnutrition in tens of thousands of refugee children and young people around the world.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million people with nutrition services in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, Somalia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Yemen. This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167111
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
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
unstar 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 his Department is taking to integrate nutrition objectives into its resilience building programmes in fragile and conflict affected states. 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 7215 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>Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality and so effective prevention and treatment of malnutrition is critical for ending preventable deaths – a priority for the UK government as announced recently.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million women, adolescent girls and children with nutrition-related services, including in fragile and conflict affected states such as Somalia, Myanmar, and Yemen, and among refugee populations in Uganda and Bangladesh.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of malnutrition on the (a) health, (b) resilience and (c) economic potential of populations in fragile and conflict-affected states. 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 7216 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Malnutrition puts children and mothers at greater risk of getting sick and dying. It also stops children learning properly and results in them earning significantly less as adults. This has devastating effects on health, resilience, and economic potential, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states where malnutriton remains persistently high. We have therefore announced that the UK will step up its efforts to end the preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns, and children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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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
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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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unstar 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>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
star 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 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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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unstar 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
star 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 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Agriculture more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support developing countries to make their agricultural practices more environmentally friendly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 294126 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>At the UN Climate Action Summit, the UK announced support to the ‘Just Rural Transition’ initiative under which governments, businesses and civic organisations are uniting to drive a shift to sustainable land-use. This initiative includes a policy coalition that will help developing countries put policies in place for more environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture, and an investment partnership to leverage private sector investment for sustainable land use and improved livelihoods for poor farmers.</p><p>DFID is supporting smallholder farmers in nearly 50 countries to improve sustainable agriculture. At the Summit, we announced an additional £61 million for climate adapted agriculture and innovation to help small-scale farmers increase productivity without degrading the environment.</p><p>DFID support to tackle deforestation in developing countries has brought 2.6 million hectares of land under sustainable management and mobilised £260 million of private investment in sustainable production of commodities like palm oil, cocoa and soya.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:49:36.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:49:36.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Forests more like this
unstar 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 the Government is taking to support countries around the world to tackle deforestation and illegal logging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 294127 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID leads work internationally and across Government to drive efforts to tackle deforestation and combat illegal logging. It does so directly through bilateral programmes aimed at supporting countries and businesses to lock out illegal activities, promote sector reforms, and foster public-private partnerships which catalyse investment into sustainable land use, including environmental and forest protection. DFID also works through multilateral instruments that have broader geographic coverage, particularly through the World Bank’s Forest Investment Programme and the Global Environment Fund.</p><p> </p><p>DFID, together with the international teams in BEIS and Defra, are actively engaged in international policy processes to galvanise the action of other governments and business to stop illegal logging, deforestation and promote sustainable land use. Most recently, the UK led efforts at the UN Climate Action Summit, to agree actions to build natural resilience to climate change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:50:17.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:50:17.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Agriculture and Food Aid 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 support (a) food aid programmes and (b) agricultural development in each country in (i) sub-Saharan Africa and (ii) Asia in each of the last five years. 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 1621 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 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID gathers information on agriculture and food aid expenditure at an aggregate organisational level and does not routinely analyse these expenditures by country.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 shows DFID expenditure to support food aid programmes through the World Food Programme over the last five years. This includes both food delivery and cash-based transfers; the modality is chosen based on markets availability and needs.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1 Food Aid Expenditure by DFID</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total contribution (£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>247,752m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>267,184m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>261,752m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>455,604m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>460,541m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (<em>as of October 13</em>)</p></td><td><p>371,234m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2 shows DFID expenditure to support agricultural development through bilateral programmes and multilateral channels for the period 2013–2016. Data for later years is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2 Agricultural Development Expenditure by DFID</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total contribution (£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>617m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>663m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>705m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>718m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In 2018 DFID conducted a review of its commercial agriculture portfolio which analyses information about 49 current agriculture programmes, including geography, and can be found <a href="https://beamexchange.org/resources/1222/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s annual publication ‘Statistics on International Development’ contains detailed information on aid spending by the UK Government, including a breakdown of funding by destination country, and can be found <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Forganisations%2Fdepartment-for-international-development%2Fabout%2Fstatistics&amp;data=02%7C01%7CS-Calvert%40dfid.gov.uk%7Cf6edf385835849cb759308d75604a7a6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637072450304965092&amp;sdata=5xFARrPZVDpU%2B2W7tPm1rBW5Hl4mS9H8HpMyxfP9v5M%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
star 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 2019-10-25T12:32:55.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:32:55.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1150521
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Insurance 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 support the provision of affordable micro-level insurance services in developing countries. 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 1622 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>In support of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 8, DFID is committed to ensuring that individuals in developing countries have access to affordable and appropriate financial services, including in insurance.</p><p>DFID supports the creation of an enabling environment for insurance services in developing countries through our funding to Financial Sector Deepening Africa who are working with local insurance regulators to adopt more effective policy frameworks and digitally-enabled product innovations.</p><p>We are also funding the World Bank’s Harnessing Innovation in Financial Inclusion programme. This seven-year programme is aimed at enabling financial inclusion on a sustainable basis, using technology to help poor people in developing countries access and use financial services.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-10-24T13:16:08.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T13:16:08.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this