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Country Engagement Plans

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to publish its country engagement plans locally. (74835)

Country and Regional Assistance Plans are public documents. Printed copies are actively distributed to stakeholders, both in the UK and in-country, and they are available to all on DFID’s website at

Plans are translated into local language for specific in-country distribution when appropriate. Recent examples of such plans include:



Southern Africa

French and Portuguese


French and Kinya-rwandan

Central Asia and South Caucasus






Summary and ‘Plain English’ versions have also been produced. These include a summary version of the Regional Plan for Latin America and a version of the Assistance Plan for Palestinians, which was awarded a Crystal Mark for Plain English. DFID Nepal produced a standard plan for key decision-makers along with one in cartoon strip format for audiences not comfortable with the written word. Whilst in Nigeria, DFID used a weblog as part of its consultation process and promoted the final Country Assistance Plan through the media in-country.