Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 15th November 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, how many projects funded by her Department have had a reduction in their activities as a result of changes in the value of the pound since June 2016.

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 policy is to sign agreements and make payments in sterling to mitigate foreign exchange risk. Activities within programmes will have increased and decreased since 2016 for a variety of reasons. It is not possible to identify which might be the result of foreign exchange movements.

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