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Burma: International Assistance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many grants have been given to the UN Development Programme for projects in Burma in the last four years; for what purposes; and to what value. (142606)

In the last four years, DFID has funded the following projects implemented by the UN Development Programme in Burma:

£10 million over four years (2003 to 2007) support to the Fund for HIV/AIDS in Myanmar—which was managed by UN Development Programme—to enhance capacity for the prevention and care of people living with HIV/AIDS.

£4 million over four years (2005 to 2009) to the UN Development Programme's Human Development Initiative to strengthen the capacity of poor communities to address their basic needs, particularly those of the poor and disadvantaged.

£110,000 (2004) and £67,000 (2006) to part-fund a liaison officer within the UN Development Programme to improve coordination and effectiveness of development agencies providing assistance to Burma.