Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to engage with international working groups that work to fulfil the 10 Grand Bargain principles.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt 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)

DFID is committed to delivering on the Grand Bargain commitments and to supporting a more effective and efficient humanitarian system. Between August 2017 and October 2018, the UK was on the Grand Bargain Facilitation Group, where we sought to maintain momentum on all Grand Bargain workstreams. The UK has also focused its efforts on Grand Bargain commitments that are the most critical enablers of transformative change. The UK co-convenes (along with the World Food Programme) the cash workstream, which was assessed to have had the best performance across the breadth of its commitments in 2017. The UK has also been active in supporting the Grand Bargain workstreams, for example on joint needs assessment and accountability to affected populations.

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