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Developing Countries: Job Creation

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the oral statement of 6 July 2009, Official Report, columns 701-4, on Building Our Common Future, which five fragile countries will receive his Department’s new bilateral aid for job creation by 2013. (285914)

The Department for International Development’s planned new programme of work to expand economic opportunities by creating jobs in fragile states will initially target Nigeria, Afghanistan, Nepal, Yemen and Ethiopia. Through our work in these five countries, we expect to create a maximum of 1.25 million jobs, which will benefit up to 7.5 million people in total over the next five years.