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Developing Countries

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 11 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's strategy is for (a) low-income countries and (b) middle-income countries. (155728)

The Department for International Development (DFID) set out what the UK Government will do to reduce world poverty over the next five years in DFID's White Paper: Making governance work for the poor for both low income countries (LICs) and middle income countries (MICs).

DFID's commitment to MICs can be found in more detail in the middle income countries strategy 2005-2008

Under DFID's public service agreement (PSA) 2005-2008 the Department planned to allocate 90 per cent. of its bilateral programme to LICs to support them in reaching the millennium development goals (MDGs). DFID is meeting its objective.