Millennium Development Goals

International Development written question – answered at on 5 March 2010.

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Photo of David Hamilton David Hamilton Labour, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the additional aid required from contributing states in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

At the G8 Summit in L'Aquila last year the UK successfully called for an international assessment of what is needed to achieve the MDGs. The needs assessment will take a broad based approach to what is needed to achieve the MDGs, retaining aid as a central component, while also taking account of other issues such as trade, aid effectiveness, climate change and international and domestic policy frameworks. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently undertaking this assessment and is due to produce a report in May.

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