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Development Goals

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries he plans to assist to achieve the 2015 development goals. (98071)

DFID assists many countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. DFID’s efforts are, however, focused on 16 key countries in Africa and nine key countries in Asia. The focus countries in Africa are Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The focus countries in Asia are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.

Details of all the countries DFID is assisting can be found in “Statistics in International Development”, published on 26 October 2006 on the DFID website www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/sid2006/sid06-full.pdf, table 12, pages 65-101. Hard copies will be available in the House of Commons Library shortly.