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Central America

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Minister of State for International Development if he will publish the outcome of the study commissioned on violence in the Central American region; and what action is proposed based on the study's findings. [114712]

The DFID funded Study on Violence in the Central America Region (by Caroline Moser and Alisa Winton) has been published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as Working Paper 171. A copy will be placed in the House of Commons Library. We are in discussion with the Government of Nicaragua about how we may support their efforts to reduce the cycle of violence and social exclusion.