African Union: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what non-financial aid her Department has provided to the African Union in the last five years.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister of State, Department for International Development

In the last five years DFID’s non-financial support to the African Union has included the following projects at the cost of some £7m: two independent audits of international funding for the AU’s “Shared Values” Joint Programme Arrangement; technical advice to the AU Commission on developing a results based Logical Framework approach; support for the AUC Leadership Assessment Centre; technical advice on setting up the AU Institute for Statistics; technical support for AU work on Regional Trade Facilitation; capacity support to the AU Department of Political Affairs; and technical support for AU election observation missions which has received the bulk of DFID funding.

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