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Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what grants his Department has made available to UK-based charities for projects to assist fragile states in the last 12 months. (286077)

Centrally-managed Department for International Development grants available to UK-based charities for projects to assist fragile states are:

The Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF)—£16.7 million of the fund covers projects in 15 fragile states with 31 UK-based agencies.

Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF)—£25.2 million of the fund covers projects in 19 fragile states with 18 UK-based agencies.

Partnership Programme Arrangements (PPAs)—this is unrestricted funding, covering the period 2008-2011 at £110 million a year with 26 UK-based agencies, many of which operate in fragile states.

Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Fund (CHSF)—£28.8 million of these grants provide core funding to seven UK-based agencies, all of which operate in fragile states.

DFID country offices in fragile states will also have made funds available to UK-based charities. It would require disproportionate effort to identify and list all such grants.