In 2009-10 the Department for International Development (DFID) provided the Trades Union Congress (TUC) with £1.2 million under the Partnership Programme Arrangement (PPA).
This support was made available on the basis that it would be used solely for development assistance purposes as defined in the International Development Act (2002).
As with all other PPAs, the TUC are required to report annually against mutually agreed outcomes which are set out in their PPA performance framework.
Trade Unions form an important part of civil society globally. The Department for International Development's (DFID's) Partnership Programme Arrangement (PPA) with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) enables support to be provided to trade unions in the developing world that are contributing to poverty reduction as part of an international network.