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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth (29 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (29 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: I am very clear that every pound of UK aid should go on saving and improving the lives of the poorest people in the world. All DFID projects are measured against a robust monitoring framework to ensure they remain cost effective. DFID also supports other aid spending departments, who are responsible for ensuring value for money and effective monitoring of their own aid spend.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: USA: Family Planning (16 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The UK is the second largest bilateral donor in the world for family planning, after the US. We will continue to be a global leader on family planning, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, including where appropriate access to safe abortion.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Somalia: Famine (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: DFID has allocated £110 million for the 2017 Drought Response in Somalia, making us the largest bilateral donor to the appeal. This support will provide up to one million people with emergency food assistance. We are also providing life-saving assistance to over 600,000 starving children and mothers; safe drinking water and hygiene to one million people and emergency health services to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Procurement: Drugs (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: All bilateral and multilateral procurement of health commodities and medicines follow standard World Health Organisation guidelines to ensure they are global standard approved medicines. All investments are also driven by value for money considerations and best commercial practice.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: USA: HIV Infection (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The full implications of the reinstated and expanded Mexico City policy on global funding for the HIV response are not yet clear, but we are closely following developments. DFID will consider the implications with our offices, with UK civil society and with donors. The UK has made a £1.1 billion pledge to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the 5th replenishment 2017-2019,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: HIV Infection (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I provided on 24 November 2016 to Question number 53850.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Abortion (6 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The UK is the second largest bilateral donor in the world for family planning, after the US. Our funding is allocated on the basis of whatever mechanism will deliver the best value and outcomes for women around the world. We will continue to be a global leader on family planning, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, including where appropriate access to safe abortion.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Older People (24 Feb 2017)

Priti Patel: There has been no change in DFID’s policy on older people. In implementing the commitment to Leave No One Behind DFID is focusing on understanding, including and empowering those at risk of being left behind. This includes collecting age disaggregated data to better understand the needs of older people and how DFID programmes are reaching them.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Consultants (11 Jan 2017)

Priti Patel: Figures for financial year 2015/16 show that DFID spends approximately 13% of its budget through contractors. The House will know that I have recently instructed my officials to undertake a review of how we work with our suppliers. It is essential that all of DFID’s contractors and partners are fully open and transparent, uphold the highest standards and are held to account for those...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (9 Jan 2017)

Priti Patel: Meeting the 0.7 per cent target for overseas aid is a manifesto commitment. It is enshrined in law and the Government has been unequivocal that we will continue to honour that promise, including reaffirmation by the Prime Minister on 14 December. Alongside our world-class diplomacy commitments and spending two per cent of our GDP on defence, upholding our manifesto commitments on UK aid is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID’s 2015/16 Annual Report (available here) provides a list of the countries we currently work in. We keep this list under review, given the dynamic nature of the department’s work and the volatility of current conflicts, particularly in the Middle East.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID does not plan to open any new country programmes as a result of the Bilateral Development Review.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID has not taken any decisions to exit specific country programmes as a result of the Bilateral Development Review. However, we will continue to review readiness for countries to self-finance their development, or transition from traditional aid to different forms of UK support based on mutual interest and engaging other parts of the UK Government.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Visits Abroad (13 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: The Secretary of State has visited a range of countries overseas since her appointment. Information on Ministerial Travel is published as part of DFID’s quarterly transparency return on www.gov.uk

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Government Departments: Overseas Aid (8 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: All Government Departments will be held to the Value for Money guidance for Official Development Assistance that they committed to.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: As set out in the UN’s Global Goals, urgent action is needed to mobilise, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. CDC’s work is focused on mobilising...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Expenditure (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: CDC – Net Disbursements £ million Year New investments made by CDC Inflows to CDC from exited investments Net disbursements = ODA 2009 366 133 233 2010 425 197 228 2011 296 205 91 2012 284 181 103 2013 326 226 100 2014 300 258 42 2015 519 528 * * From 2015 CDC’s net disbursements no longer count as ODA.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Pay (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Information requested by the Hon. member is attached. 54034 (Word Document, 35.37 KB)

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Disbursements made to Countries in Africa and South Asia over the past 7 years (2009-2015) Region Country £m Africa Africa Region 395.2 Africa Algeria 9.8 Africa Angola 9.0 Africa Botswana 2.5 Africa Burkina Faso 2.1 Africa Cameroon 48.2 Africa Congo (Democratic Republic) 28.4 Africa Côte d'Ivoire 24.0 Africa Djibouti 1.7 Africa Egypt...


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