Development Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 5th September 2022.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department conducted impact assessments in advance of the sign-off and publication of the International Development Strategy.

Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessments her Department conducted in advance of the sign off and publication of the International Development Strategy; and if she will publish those assessments.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are confident that funding decisions reflect the priorities in the International Development Strategy, including putting women and girls at the heart of what we do. Assessments of the impact on different beneficiary groups are ongoing, including through the upcoming business planning process. The Foreign Secretary was clear with Parliament during Oral Questions on 8 March 2022 that Equality Impact Assessments will not be published, due to the need to protect the space for officials to provide frank advice to ministers.

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