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Papua New Guinea: International Assistance

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development projects his Department has in Papua New Guinea; and what their budgets are for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (168142)

DFID currently funds two development projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through the Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF). These projects focus on: (i) improving the sexual and reproductive health and gender equity status of the population and; (ii) strengthening the capacity of communities to improve education and income-generation opportunities. DFID’s budget for the CSCF for PNG in 2007-08 is £343,235 and £316,010 for 2008-09. DFID also provides assistance to PNG indirectly through its contribution to the European development fund, international financial institutions and the global funds.