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Poverty Reduction

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in reducing poverty in developing countries; and if he will make a statement. (193272)

The Government are committed to ensuring that UK aid is used effectively to make a difference to the lives of the world’s poorest people. UK aid helps lift 3 million people permanently out of poverty every year. The recent OECD-DAC baseline survey also shows that DFID has either met or is on track to meet all the 2010 targets contained in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.