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South America

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what academic research is (a) being undertaken and (b) planned on the Department's South America policy. (78053)

DFID's central policy in the region is to deliver its assistance to Latin America (including both Central and South America) through its Regional Assistance Plan 2004-2007; copies of this document are available in the Libraries of the House.

Within the framework of this Plan, programmes are tackling regional issues such as HIV-AIDS; improving the impact of the Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank on poverty and inequality; strengthening national development strategies and donor alignment; and improving understanding of the impact of trade on poverty in Latin America. Analytical and research work is supported as part of these programmes. DFID's Regional Assistance Plan and policy for Latin America is scheduled to be reviewed in early 2007.