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Rwanda: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what monitoring his Department applies to the use by the Government of Rwanda of overseas aid provided by the UK.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

All aid provided by the Department for International development (DFID) has specific targets against which progress is formally monitored annually and at the conclusion of a programme. DFID officials in-country carry out frequent and detailed discussions with the Government of Rwanda about programme delivery, risks and mitigation.

Before any UK aid is provided to Government, an independent detailed fiduciary risk appraisal (FRA) is conducted to assess the risk of funds not being used for the purposes for which they were intended. These risks are monitored and updated at least annually.

Furthermore, in Rwanda, a country performance assessment framework (CPAF), agreed by donors and the Government, annually monitors progress against specific targets set out in Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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