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Overseas Aid

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to improve the UK’s position in the Centre for Global Development’s Commitment to Development Index. (245267)

The 2006 White Paper “Making Governance Work for the Poor” set out the Government’s commitment to promoting coherent support for development across a wide range of international policies. One of DFID’s Departmental Strategic Objectives for the three year period 2008-11 is to:

“develop a global partnership for development (beyond aid)”.

Progress in this area is reviewed annually in DFID’s Annual Report which is available on the DFID website: