International Assistance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st 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 assessment her Department has made of the need for reporting requirements on multilateral aid contributions in addition to those delivered in adherence to the OECD DAC guidelines.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin 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 reports UK Official Development Assistance multilateral aid contributions to the OECD DAC (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee) according to the DAC’s guidelines as part of Statistics on International Development, DFID’s annual National Statistics publication.

In addition, multilateral spend data is reported in DFID’s Annual Report (summarised in the main text, and in more detail in Annex B, tables B.1 and B.5).

In line with DFID programme rules, our investment in multilateral organisations is rigorously appraised before approval. Funding is clearly justified in relation to UK priorities, multilateral performance and value for money, and programmes are regularly assessed to ensure they are delivering and remain cost effective. Business cases and Annual Reviews are available on the UK’s Development Tracker website. The contribution of multilaterals to key development objectives is included on DFID’s Results Pages on GOV.UK.

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