Developing Countries: New Businesses

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to support the campaign launched by Dell for the post-2015 UN development agenda to promote sustainable development through entrepreneurship.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK has played a key role in the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and fully supports the Open Working Group proposal which will be formally agreed at the UN summit later this month. DFID runs a range of programmes to support entrepreneurs, including working with business action groups, providing support to improve the investment climate for small businesses and hosting challenge funds to which entrepreneurs can apply to for grants.

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