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Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Summit brought together African leaders and delegations from 21 countries: Algeria, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda. Six multilateral organisations and international financial institutions also participated: the African...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Summit brought together, amongst others, hundreds of UK and African business representatives and representatives from Civil Society Organisations. Forty entrepreneurs from Africa, owning smaller businesses, participated. The Government has also organised more than ten events in the lead-up to, and as follow-up to, the Summit to gather views from a range of stakeholders, including African...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: CDC assisted in planning for, and attended, the Summit. Graham Wrigley, CDC’s Chairman, also moderated one of the business panels.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Armed Conflict (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The first half of 2018 saw some of the worst violence of the South Sudan civil war that led to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people since 2013. Fighting between the Government and opposition groups in Unity State in April and May 2018 was especially violent and was referred to by the UN as 'deliberate, ruthless and violently bloody attacks on civilians'. In June 2018 the parties to the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Religious Freedom (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​The promotion and protection of the right to freedom of religion or belief is a priority for the UK. We regard freedom of thought, conscience or belief as a fundamental human right. Tanzania has a long history of religious tolerance and has alternated between Christian and Muslim leaders since multi-politics was reintroduced in 1992. Our officials in Tanzania regularly engage with civil...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Climate Change (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID has made no assessment of the potential for devolved institutions to create their own development finance institution. CDC is the UK’s development finance institution, wholly owned by the UK government. CDC’s mission is to support the growth of businesses in Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Hospitals (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK supports improved health care for all communities in Rakhine through the multi-donor Access to Health Fund. We are clear that funding for Sittwe Hospital, provided as one part of this programme, must deliver improved access to healthcare for Rohingya people. We will not fund activities that further disadvantage this group. Baroness Sugg raised the need for equal access to health...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: All DFID staff are paid at an hourly rate above £10, and therefore would not require a salary increase in any of these scenarios.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Department for International Development has two headquarter buildings in the UK, one at 22 Whitehall and the other at Abercrombie House in East Kilbride. Both HQ buildings share a contract for facilities management. The staff contracted under this agreement are paid London Living wage in Whitehall and National Living wage in Abercrombie House. DFID covers the additional costs associated...

Health and Social Care (16 Jan 2020)

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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly girls’ education, is a priority for the UK. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women. Between 2009 and 2018 DFID’s spend on education doubled from almost £500 million to nearly £1 billion. The latest data, from Statistics on International Development shows that 7% of total bilateral ODA is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is leading global action to ensure 12 years of quality education for all girls by 2030. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women. The UK’s Flagship Girls’ Education Challenge, the largest global fund to girls’ education, is now supporting up to 1.5million girls across 17 countries. The UK is spearheading the global girls’ education “Leave No Girl...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Environment Protection (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID supports activities related to re-greening in various areas. This includes forestry, where DFID contributes to the UK’s efforts to protect biodiversity, reduce carbon emissions and support the livelihoods of communities reliant on forests and agriculture. Between 2016-2019, DFID provided grants totalling £211 million (bi-lateral and multi-lateral) for international forestry projects....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Energy (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: For the most recent five-year period of complete data (2014-2018), DFID bilateral spend on energy projects was £473m. Of this, £211m was on renewable energy and £12m on non-renewable. The remaining £250m spend was on energy policy, research, efficiency and distribution not directly associated with any fuel. One of the UK’s development priorities is to help developing countries establish...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: India: Transport (15 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID is partnering with India to tackle climate change and transition to a clean growth pathway that will benefit us all, by providing advice and technical assistance. DFID’s Supporting Structural Reforms in the Indian Power Sector programme is working to improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of electricity supply in India, enabling a reduction in carbon emissions. Since...

Official Development Assistance Target (13 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) for securing a debate which is very timely, given some of the press reports. I hope that I shall be able to answer all his questions tonight, but before I do so, let me put on record a few of DFID’s greatest hits. First, let me acknowledge the incredible contribution made by those in DFID’s joint headquarters in East...

Britain in the World (13 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ...visiting the Commonwealth countries Namibia and Uganda and visiting Angola, which has applied to join the Commonwealth, I strongly agree with the comments by my hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell) about the importance of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth was also touched on by my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman), who has always been a strong...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Peace Negotiations (7 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The British Government remains deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon. We continue to maintain a spotlight on the crisis and raise our concerns at the highest levels, including with the Government of Cameroon, at the United Nations (UN) and with international partners. At a UN security Council briefing session on 6...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Politics and Government (7 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Agreement on the Conflict in South Sudan’ to make the progress necessary for a government of national unity to form and to uphold the associated ceasefire. The DFID/FCO Minister for Africa (Andrew Stephenson) wrote to both parties in November to urge them to make such progress for the sake of the people of South Sudan. Following agreement by the parties to extend the...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (20 Dec 2019)

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