Written Answers — Department for International Development: Government Departments: Overseas Aid (8 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: All Government Departments will be held to the Value for Money guidance for Official Development Assistance that they committed to.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: The Government has equity invested in CDC totalling £1.5 billion. Since its establishment as a public limited company in 1999, CDC plc has received only one new capital injection worth £735 million in 2015.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Disbursements made to Countries in Africa and South Asia over the past 7 years (2009-2015) Region Country £m Africa Africa Region 395.2 Africa Algeria 9.8 Africa Angola 9.0 Africa Botswana 2.5 Africa Burkina Faso 2.1 Africa Cameroon 48.2 Africa Congo (Democratic Republic) 28.4 Africa Côte d'Ivoire 24.0 Africa Djibouti 1.7 Africa Egypt...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Pay (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Information requested by the Hon. member is attached. 54034 (Word Document, 35.37 KB)

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Expenditure (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: CDC – Net Disbursements £ million Year New investments made by CDC Inflows to CDC from exited investments Net disbursements = ODA 2009 366 133 233 2010 425 197 228 2011 296 205 91 2012 284 181 103 2013 326 226 100 2014 300 258 42 2015 519 528 * * From 2015 CDC’s net disbursements no longer count as ODA.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: As set out in the UN’s Global Goals, urgent action is needed to mobilise, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. CDC’s work is focused on mobilising...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Value for money is not just a matter for those who ultimately foot the bill for our aid budget – British taxpayers. Given the lifesaving work UK aid does across the globe, driving value for money also means that fewer lives are wasted to the scourge of poverty and disease. Driving the very best results for our money is therefore as much about helping the poorest as it is for justifying...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: I have just returned from Sierra Leone where I saw first-hand the scale of the development challenges, and the essential leadership role that the UK is playing in tackling them. Our cross-HMG response to the 2014/15 Ebola crisis was instrumental in bringing the epidemic under control. Since then the UK has pledged £240 million to Sierra Leone’s two year post-Ebola recovery agenda,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Overseas Trade (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: My Department’s core mission is and will always be to combat poverty. Post-Brexit, Britain can be a global leader in helping developing countries build their access to international markets and in ensuring that it is the poorest that benefit from these trading relationships. In taking this leadership role, we will be doing something that we can rightly be proud of, whilst also creating...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (14 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Global progress in reducing new HIV infections in women and girls remains a priority for the UK. Women and girls subjected to intimate partner violence can be up to 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV. DFID has made significant progress in scaling up efforts to address violence against women and girls and preventing sexual violence in conflict, nearly doubling our programming from 64...

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