Developing Countries: Economic Growth

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to promote economic development in developing countries.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for International Development

The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is firmly in the UK’s national interest.

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