Developing Countries: Health Services

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 10 September (HL10037), whether the spend on sexual and reproductive health and rights includes funding from the Conflict Stability and Security Fund, and the Prosperity Fund.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and the Prosperity Fund are both cross-Government funds. Neither has programmes specifically supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights. The CSSF’s portfolio includes programmes which seek to prevent sexual violence in conflict situations and which empower women to seek justice. The Prosperity Fund portfolio will include programmes in the health sector.

More broadly, all ODA funded CSSF and Prosperity Fund programmes must comply with the 2014 International Development (Gender Equality) Act. This means integrating activities which are likely to contribute to reducing gender inequality.

More information on the CSSF, including details on spend broken down by theme, can be found in the CSSF annual report. Information on the Prosperity Fund can be found in its 2016/17 annual report, with updated information available in the next annual report, due later this year.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.