Cotonou Agreement

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th May 2016.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 4th May 2016

The hon. Gentleman will be pleased to hear that we have curbed general budget support, which has been reduced by nearly 90% since 2010. There is now one remaining programme of general budget support, which will finish shortly.

I disagree that it is wrong to work with Governments. In the end, one way in which we can tackle corruption is by strengthening public finance management and tax revenue authorities. We need to find a balance and provide earmarked support that actually achieves an impact.