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 estimate she has made of the transaction costs incurred by her Department’s reporting requirements for UN humanitarian agencies.

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’s reporting and due diligence requirements are necessarily rigorous in order to safeguard vulnerable people and ensure value for money for the UK tax-payer. We expect all DFID partners, including UN agencies, to meet these high standards.

DFID carefully determines reporting requirements to reflect the specific context. DFID does not have data on transaction costs but is undertaking a range of initiatives to streamline and make more consistent our requirements of UN agencies.

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