Africa: Poverty

Department for International Development written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Government’s strategic shift on UK aid on poverty reduction in Africa.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

During her recent visit to Africa, the Prime Minister set out plans for a new long-term UK partnership with African nations. She announced a number of measures to increase the impact and effectiveness of UK aid across Africa, including to help our partners meet the poverty challenges of the future by: harnessing the power of trade, investment and business to create jobs; tackling the causes of extremism, instability and poverty; and addressing opportunities and challenges brought about by climate change and demographic shifts.

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