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Poverty Reduction Strategy

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department's adoption of SWAPs and the PRSP approach on the support made available by NGOs. [109947]

We have not undertaken an assessment of the impact of the adoption of SWAPS and PRSP approaches on support made available by NGOs. DFID provides Civil Society Organisation (CSO) funding through several means and for different purposes. The total given through UK CSOs has remained around £190 million for the past three years. More details are in the table which shows the amounts given over the past three financial years.

Of which
Country Programme755054
Humanitarian assistance347369
Country Programme funds are those given to CSOs to undertake development activities on behalf of DFID channelled through individual bilateral and multilateral programmes. The full set of figures, recipients and an explanation of terms is shown in Statistics on International Development Table 14. Figures for 2002–03 will be published in this year's edition in October.