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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Distribution of the £7.08 billion spent bilaterally on education between 2009 and 2018 is listed below: 2009 £523m 2010 £482m 2011 £649m 2012 £620m 2013 £905m 2014 £820m 2015 £651m 2016 £961m 2017 £785m 2018 £686m These amounts include contributions which cannot be disaggregated by country, some of which is channelled through multilateral...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The table below shows the five countries which received the largest proportion of UK ODA in the last three years and their percentage share of the UK’s country-specific bilateral ODA. 2016 2017 2018 Rank Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA 1 Pakistan 9.6% Pakistan 8.2% Pakistan...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK Government is committed to supporting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UK published a Voluntary National Review of progress towards the SDGs in June 2019. This is a comprehensive account of how government, business, civil society and others are contributing to the SDGs both at home and around the world. It also sets out areas of further work and next steps.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Democratic Republic of Congo: Measles (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is a longstanding donor to the health sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, improving health services, including capacity to tackle disease outbreaks. The UK remains deeply concerned by the ongoing Measles outbreak. We are providing support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo government response through United Nations agencies and Global Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI). The...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Coping with climate change is a challenge that faces us all and it is having wide ranging effects on economies, livelihoods, access to education and natural resources. The poorest communities, and girls and women within them, are likely to be hardest hit, which is why we are investing in building the resilience of the world’s poorest by doubling our International Climate Finance which since...

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

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Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a high performing programme that equips young people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live and work in a global economy and to take action on global issues. To date the programme has trained over 25,000 teachers and school leaders, and reached over 6,000 schools. Given the programme is less than halfway through implementation, DFID...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Overseas Aid (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: In the last five years the UK has spent £832.5 million on the DFID programme in Bangladesh. This has contributed to significant development achievements. Since 2015 UK aid has helped 1.5 million children to gain a decent education and 900 thousand people to access clean water and better sanitation. It has also provided lifesaving humanitarian support to around 800,000 Rohingya refugees in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Audit (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID commissions all of its programming activities to be compliant with the best practice programme delivery framework – the Smart Rules. All programmes must be compliant with the Smart Rules which are designed to accord with the public financial management legislation for grants and, where applicable, with EU procurement regulations for private sector contracts. Before DFID authorises any...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: UK direct bilateral ODA classified as being for oil and gas extraction amounts to £102,000 in the last five years for which data is available (2014-2018). This includes £96,000 in 2016 and £6,000 in 2018. There is no UK direct bilateral ODA classified as being for transport or generating electricity from oil and gas during this time. CDC, the UK’s development financial institution, has...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Environment (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Tackling climate change and environmental degradation are key priorities for DFID and this Government. At UNCAS in September, the PM announced a new £220m International Biodiversity Fund and that the UK will double our international climate finance to £11.6bn between 2021-2025, helping developing countries to take action in these areas.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Human Rights (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Human rights are inseparable from development and DFID works closely with the FCO to support its lead on human rights. DFID also works alongside the FCO to promote human rights, which is a core part of DFID’s aid and development strategy.

International Development: Forestry/Biodiversity (29 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID is at the forefront of global efforts to tackle illegal logging, promote sustainable trade in timber, and eliminate deforestation from supply chains. Those programmes, and other assistance from the UK, are helping to preserve the world’s most valuable habitats and address biodiversity loss.

International Development: Topical Questions (29 Jan 2020)

Alok Sharma: I think the answer was given earlier by the Minister of State, Department for International Development, my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (Andrew Stephenson) in respect of the statement the Prime Minister made at the Africa investment summit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kenya: al Shabaab (28 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​The UK and Kenya are close partners in the fight against global terrorism. To tackle the threat posed by Al Shabaab, the British Government provides the Kenyan authorities with a range of support. The British military is working with the Kenyan security forces to develop their counter terrorism capabilities. This includes partnering in the development of a counter-IED capability with a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Christianity (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Increasing insecurity in Nigeria is affecting communities of all faiths. Intercommunal violence across multiple states has had a devastating impact on both Christian and Muslim communities. In North East Nigeria, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa seek to undermine the Nigerian constitutional right to freedom of religion by deliberately attacking both Christian and Muslim communities...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Lions (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​We are aware of press reports regarding the lions in Khartoum’s Al-Qureshi park and pleased that a local community committee has recently provided food and assistance. We urge the Sudanese authorities to ensure the continued welfare of the animals.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Detainees (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​We regularly request consular access to all our dual-national prisoners to ensure that they are treated in accordance with international standards and that their welfare needs are met. However, Iran considers these individuals to be Iranians under Iranian law and has not granted the British Government access. Although there is no international legal obligation to recognise dual...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Detainees (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Foreign Secretary raised his concerns over dual nationals most recently in his call with Foreign Minister Zarif on 9 January. We regularly request consular access to our dual-national prisoners to ensure that they are treated in accordance with international standards and that their welfare needs are met. We will continue to request access to them, however Iran considers these individuals...


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