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Non-Governmental Organisations

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-governmental organisations have received funds from the public purse to conduct aid work in Pakistan in the last five years; and how much each received. (270473)

The following table shows which non-governmental organisations have received funds, and the amounts received, from DFID in Pakistan during the last five financial years (including ICRC and IFRC):

£ millions

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2005 Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction, of which:

0

13.4

0.19

0.27

0.6

Oxfam

0

1.56

0

0

0

Islamic Relief

0

0.26

0

0

0

Christian Aid

0

0.66

0

0

0

Save the Children UK

0

1.8

0

0

0

Action Aid

0

0.3

0

0

0

Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)

0

0.72

0

0

0

Mercy Corps

0

0.21

0

0

0

International Health Partners

0

0.05

0

0

0

Norwegian Refugee Council

0

1.85

0

0

0

CAFOD

0

0.31

0

0

0

International Medical Corps

0

0.29

0

0

0

GOAL

0

0.01

0

0

0

ACTED

0

0.94

0

0

0

Action Against Hunger

0

0.59

0

0

0

Internews

0

0.3

0

0

0

Tearfund

0

0.5

0

0

0

Merlin

0

0.8

0.19

0.27

0.6

Australian Aid International

0

0.2

0

0

0

Handicap International

0

0.3

0

0

0

HAPI

0

0.04

0

0

0

International Rescue Committee

0

0.3

0

0

0

Solidarity

0

0.31

0

0

0

World Vision

0

0.5

0

0

0

Birdlife International

0

0.02

0

0

0

Sarhad Rural Support Programme

0

0.61

0

0

0

2007 Floods—Humanitarian support, of which:

0

0

0

1.55

0

RSPN

0

0

0

0.25

0

IFRC

0

0

0

0.5

0

Oxfam

0

0

0

0.2

0

Islamic Relief

0

0

0

0.2

0

Mercy Corps

0

0

0

0.4

0

2008 Floods/Internally Displaced People—ICRC

0

0

0

0

1.0

Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)

0.4

0.1

1.5

2.3

1.75

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)

0.56

0

0

0

0

Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)—rural development

0.93

0.01

0

0

0

Kashf

0

0.99

0.63

1

1.75

Pakistan Microfinance Network

0.1

0.06

0.01

0.12

0.12

PAVHNA

0.6

0.05

0

0

0

Marie Stopes Society

0.3

0.22

0

0

0

The Network

0.18

0.26

0.42

0.13

0

Aga Khan Health Services

0.32

0

0

0.01

0

Islamic Relief

0.25

0.42

0.15

0.06

0.02

Futures Group

0.3

0.28

0

0

0

Greenstar

1.3

1.43

2.93

0

0

Heartfile

0

0

0

0.02

0

National Rural Support Programme

0

0

0.01

0.07

0.45

SRSP—rural drinking water

0.33

0.33

0.35

0.41

0.34

The Asia Foundation

0

0

0

0.44

0.44

PILDAT

0.18

0.12

0.08

0

0

Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment

2.75

0

0

4

0

National Democratic Institute

0

0.1

0.2

0

0

Pattan

0

0.13

0.09

0

0

Gender Equality Project

0.65

0.65

0.4

0

0

Gender Justice and Protection Fund

0

0

0

0.38

0.83

Strategic Opportunities Fund, of which:

0

0

0.03

0.1

0.04

The Asia Foundation

0

0

0

0.04

0.01

IUCN

0

0

0

0.05

0

Sustainable Development Policy Institute

0

0

0

0.01

0

Concern Worldwide

0

0.09

0.09

0.1

0.12

Sight Savers

0

0

0

0

0.06

Marie Stopes International

0.03

0.12

0.12

0.12

0.01

Birdlife International

0

0.03

0.08

0.1

0.16

Interact Worldwide

0.04

0.14

0.12

0.06

0.02

Total

9.22

18.93

7.4

11.2

7.71

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-governmental organisations have received funds from the public purse to conduct aid work in Iraq in the last five years; and how much each received. (270474)

The Department for International Development (DFID) provided funding directly to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Iraq over the last five years through two principal mechanisms: the Political Participation Fund and the Civil Society Fund.

The £5 million Iraq Civil Society Fund (CSF) supported projects that strengthened the capacity of Iraqi civil society organisations through partnerships with international NGOs. Funding was given to Christian Aid, Save the Children (UK), Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Help Age International, Women for Women International, Salvation Army, International Centre for Trade Union Rights, UNISON and the Women's National Commission. These NGOs, in turn, partnered a range of Iraqi organisations.

The £7.5 million Political Participation Fund (PPF) provided grants to grass-roots Iraqi civil society organisations to enable potentially marginalised groups to participate in the political process. Under the PPF, the international NGOs we supported were AMAR, Arab Gulf Studies Centre, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), and the Irish Human Rights Network.

We have also contributed £55 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross for their humanitarian appeals during 2003-2009. We also provided recent funding directly to the BBC World Service Trust, to strengthen independent television and radio broadcasting in southern Iraq; and to the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), to support development of the Iraqi justice sector.

Since 2003 DFID has also provided approximately £130 million of funding to UN agencies to support the most vulnerable people displaced inside Iraq and in the region. The UN agencies themselves pass the majority of these funds onto the international NGOs who act as the UN's implementing partners.

Finally, DFID has agreed Partnership Programme Arrangements to provide core funding to a number of major international NGOs. Of those, Oxfam, Islamic Relief and CAFOD all have programmes in Iraq.

The following table shows our direct disbursements to NGOs in Iraq during the last five financial years:

£ million

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Civil Society Fund (CSF)

2.2

1.7

1.05

0.02

0

Political Participation Fund (PPF)

1.7

2.3

0.06

1.5

0

BBC-WST

0.1

0.02

0

0

0

BBC Al Mirbad

1.6

2.5

2.6

0.9

1.2

Media IWPR

0.9

0.01

0

0

0

War Child

0.1

0

0

0

0

MAG

0.01

0

0

0

0

MAG North

0.2

0

0

0

0

ILAC

1.4

0.7

0.1

0

0

ACTED

0.2

0

0

0

0

AMAR

0.3

0.2

0

0

0

Solidarities Programme

0

0.07

0.08

0

0

International Committee of the Red Cross Appeals

16

10

4

7

6

SCF Security Enhancement

0.02

0.09

0.04

0.04

0

CARE

0.4

0.01

0

0

0

Total

25.1

17.6

7.9

9.4

7.2