International Assistance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether and to what extent her Department has implemented its commitments made at the 2005 Paris Declaration, the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action and the 2014 Busan Declaration to align aid programmes with local priorities.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development), Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The ‎Aid Reviews, Civil Society Partnership Review and Economic Development Strategy set out the Department's high ambition on delivering effective development partnerships, including with partner countries. We continue to promote development effectiveness with our international partners, such as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which has responsibility for reporting on global progress with development effectiveness commitments.

DFID's internal guidance encourages alignment of programmes with developing countries’ own strategies for poverty reduction; and providing assistance in a way that strengthens local responsibility, capacity, accountability and leadership.

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