Government Departments: Overseas Offices

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 21 June (WA 314), in which countries the Department for International Development's 32 overseas offices are located; in which 21 countries the Department for International Development is co-located with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; in which four countries work is currently under way to co-locate with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; what is the timeframe for this co-location in each case; and, of the remaining seven offices, where they are located and whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is also located in that country.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The Department for International Development (DfID) now has offices in 31 overseas countries to: manage both our regional programmes and 28 bi-lateral country programmes; support our work with local and global partners; and deliver our commitments on the dependant territories. The Burundi office closed on 30 June 2012. The table below lists the countries where DfID has an office and the status with regards to co-location with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Afghanistan Co-located with the FCO
DfID Caribbean programme, based in Barbados Co-located with the FCO
Burma Co-located with the FCO
Democratic Republic of Congo Co-located with the FCO
Ethiopia Co-located with the FCO
Ghana Co-located with the FCO
UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU), based in Indonesia Co-located with the FCO
Jamaica Co-located with the FCO
Kenya Co-located with the FCO
Malawi Co-located with the FCO
Pakistan Co-located with the FCO
Rwanda Co-located with the FCO
South Sudan Co-located with the FCO
Sudan Co-located with the FCO
Tajikistan Co-located with the FCO
Tanzania Co-located with the FCO
Uganda Co-located with the FCO
Vietnam Co-located with the FCO
Yemen Co-located with the FCO
Zambia Co-located with the FCO
Zimbabwe Co-located with the FCO
Bangladesh Plans are in place to be co-located with FCO by 2nd Quarter 2013
India Plans are in place to be co-located with FCO by 2nd Quarter 2013
Nepal Plans are in place to be co-located with FCO by 2nd Quarter 2015
Southern Africa regional programme, based in South Africa Plans are in place to be co-located with FCO by end of July 2012
Global Development Partnership Programme (GDPP), based in China Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country
Mozambique Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country
Nigeria Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country
Occupied Palestine Territory Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country
Sierra Leone Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country
Kosovo Not co-located. FCO have a presence in country

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