Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 22nd February 2008.

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Photo of Chris McCafferty Chris McCafferty Labour, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what indicators the European Commission has developed to ensure that millennium development goal (MDG) contracts are effective in achieving the MDGs, with particular reference to MDG5.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

Monitoring frameworks for the proposed MDG contracts will include health and education indicators at a minimum, and may also cover anything clearly linked to the MDGs, including issues related to growth. Specific indicators linked to payments will be agreed when contracts are being designed.

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