Developing Countries: Conditions of Employment

Department for International Development written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the funding allocated by her Department to tackle workplace violence and harassment in developing countries; and which programmes that funding covers.

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

DFID’s £30.3M Responsible Accountable Transparent Enterprise Programme (RATE) is focussed on promoting job quality standards in developing countries, including ending workplace violence and harassment. All of the organisations funded by this programme, including the Ethical Trading Initiative, ShareAction, Shift and World Benchmarking Alliance are active on this agenda.

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