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El Salvador

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list current British aid projects in El Salvador. [16910]

In addition to a £100,000 British Partnership Scheme, administered by the British Embassy in San Salvador, which enables support to be provided for small local development projects, we are currently supporting the following projects through the Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Funding Scheme.

OrganisationProject titleDFID contribution (£)
Health UnlimitedRelief and training programme257,000
International Co-operation for DevelopmentInstitutional strengthening of NGOs67,827
It is likely that additional projects in El Salvador will be supported this year through the block grant arrangement of the Joint Funding Scheme, which operates on the basis of claims in arrears. Twenty-eight CAFOD, Christian Aid and Oxfam projects in El Salvador were supported in this way last year.