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UN Development Programme

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much non-core funding his Department has provided to the United Nations Development programme in each financial year since 1997-98; and to which projects in each country of operation such funding was allocated; (275986)

(2) how much core funding his Department has provided to the United Nations Development programme in each financial year since 1997-98;

(3) if he will place in the Library a copy of each agreement between his Department and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) on (a) financial, (b) technical and (c) other means of co-operation with the UNDP.

The “Statistics on International Development” publications, available in the House of Commons Library and at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-DFID/Finance-and-performance/DFID-Expenditure-Statistics/

provide details of total external assistance through multilateral agencies from all official UK sources. Country-level information on DFID funding for UNDP cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.

The UNDP/UK/Denmark Institutional Strategy (IS) 2008-11 sets out how the UK Government will work with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) over the period 2008-11. It is available at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Documents/publications/undp-is-2008-2011.pdf

The DFID Annual Report outlines the levels of financial support which supports this Institutional Strategy. This is available in the House Library or at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-DFID/Finance-and-performance/Annual-report/