Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Assistance: Young People (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: With 1.8 billion people globally between the ages of 10 and 24, DFID is ensuring that young people are at the centre of all our work, supporting their access to quality education, improved healthcare, and decent work; regardless of their background. We aim to provide young people with a genuine say in shaping a positive future for their countries. This was illustrated most recently at the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Education: Developing Countries (11 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: The government is committed to the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular ensuring that children in developing countries are able to access a good quality education. The UK supported 11 million children in school between 2011 and 2015. The UK is also leading the way on reaching the most marginalised children including through flagship programmes such as the Girls’...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (7 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: Working with disability focused NGOs and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) is central to DFID’s work on Disability Inclusion. DFID’s leading programmes for working with NGOs – UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match – both include support for disability-focused organisations. DFID’s flagship programme on girls education – the Girls’ Education...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: *No heading* (12 Jul 2017)

Priti Patel: Trade brings economic growth to developing countries and benefits UK producers and consumers. That is why on 25 June I announced that as we leave the EU, we will secure duty-free access to UK markets for the Least Developed Countries. Once we have left, we will build on our track-record as a champion of trade and development, strengthening our existing support and seizing new opportunities to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (29 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: I am very clear that every pound of UK aid should go on saving and improving the lives of the poorest people in the world. All DFID projects are measured against a robust monitoring framework to ensure they remain cost effective. DFID also supports other aid spending departments, who are responsible for ensuring value for money and effective monitoring of their own aid spend.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth (29 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth (29 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. I recently launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out my Department’s commitment to this agenda and the steps we are taking to deliver our priorities. Stronger economic development will enable the poorest countries to stand on their own two feet and is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: USA: Family Planning (16 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The UK is the second largest bilateral donor in the world for family planning, after the US. We will continue to be a global leader on family planning, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, including where appropriate access to safe abortion.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: HIV Infection (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I provided on 24 November 2016 to Question number 53850.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: USA: HIV Infection (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The full implications of the reinstated and expanded Mexico City policy on global funding for the HIV response are not yet clear, but we are closely following developments. DFID will consider the implications with our offices, with UK civil society and with donors. The UK has made a £1.1 billion pledge to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the 5th replenishment 2017-2019,...

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