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Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) assessed any internal or external reports on the effectiveness of its work in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement. (301939)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's work in Afghanistan is kept under regular review. The Government's strategy for Afghanistan has a number of medium-term goals and outcomes and progress against these is regularly assessed. Measurement indicators include progress on building the capacity of government institutions against a range of economic indicators. Ministers regularly review progress against these.