Uganda

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions are attached to the budget support provided to the Government of Uganda by the United Kingdom; and whether a limit is set on such expenditure.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The United Kingdom's development partnership in Uganda is based on an assessment of the Ugandan Government's commitment to the following principles: respecting human rights and other international obligations; improving public financial management; promoting good governance, transparency and fighting corruption; strengthening domestic accountability and ensuring poverty is reduced in a sustainable manner. Where we judge the partner government shares these partnership commitments, the UK may provide budget support-if we consider this to be the best way to achieve results and value for money for the British tax payer and Ugandan people.

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