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Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid
29 March 2010
Volume 508

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects his Department has funded in Sierra Leone since 2000; and how much his Department has spent on each. [324082]

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Details of projects funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) in Sierra Leone from 2004 onwards can be found on the DFID website at:

http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/

Projects from the beginning of 2000 until mid-2004 are provided in the following table with individual commitment figures. Precise expenditure figures could be extracted from historic data only at disproportionate cost.

Project title

Start date

Commitment (£)

Budget Support for Government of Sierra Leone 2000

26 January 2000

5,500,000

Police: Training for Public Order Activities

1 February 2000

650,000

Media project with Government of Sierra Leone: Redesign Team

1 February 2000

11,000

Budget Support and debt relief—2000-01

1 March 2000

24,555,000

Short wave transmitter: Peace Building

1 March 2000

127,000

Budget Support 2000—Technical Cooperation Component

1 March 2000

41,000

Primary Health Care, Bo District

25 April 2000

632,000

Government of Sierra Leone Budget Planning

26 May 2000

303,000

Post Peace Radio Equipment

30 May 2000

256,000

Campaign for Good Governance

30 May 2000

195,000

Emergency Seeds and Tools Assistance

31 May 2000

487,000

Humanitarian Assistance to the Sierra Leone Police Force

31 May 2000

350,000

Police Project Community Safety 6 Year programme

1 June 2000

27,148,000

Water, Sanitation and Shelter

27 July 2000

190,000

Integrated Community Environment and Agriculture project

4 September 2000

85,000

National Workshop Emergency Watsan and Shelter Response CARE INTERNATIONAL

11 September 2000

50,000

Newly Displaced people

1 October 2000

302,000

Emergency Healthcare Response Programme

9 October 2000

291,000

Sierra Leone Anti Corruption Commission Project: 8 Year Project

1 November 2000

5,545,000

UK/EL) engineering Technical Support

1 November 2000

500,000

Government of Sierra Leone: Medium Term Expenditure Framework

1 November 2000

87,000

Refurbishment MoD HQ Paramount Hotel Technical Cooperation

29 November 2000

100,000

ICRC Sierra Leone Programme

21 December 2000

2,000,000

Conciliation Resources

31 January 2001

76,000

Social Development coordinator

1 February 2001

71,000

Support to Demobilisation Process 98

1 February 2001

60,000

Government Assistance Programme: British Council Project

13 February 2001

1,277,000

Budget Bureau—Stuart Kane

26 February 2001

60,000

Community Development Initiative Pujehun: 5 Year project

1 March 2001

14,400,000

Transition to Development: Refugee camps water/Sanitation

1 March 2001

850,000

Refurbishment Ministry of Defence HQ Paramount Hotel

14 March 2001

1,024,000

UK Contribution UNICEF

30 March 2001

1,000,000

Adult literacy training

30 March 2001

4,000

Technical assistance to National Commission-Reconstruction Rehabilitation Reintegration

1 April 2001

290,000

International Medical Corps: health care in Disarmament Demobilisation Reintegration centres

1 April 2001

150,000

Debt Recording and Management system project

1 April 2001

8,000

Mercy Ships: New Steps

20 April 2001

111,000

Medical Research Centre Tonkolili

26 April 2001

1,195,000

Media Development Project: Training

21 May 2001

800,000

Support to Ferry

29 May 2001

10,000

Assist Nat Commission Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration

1 June 2001

45,000

Budget Support to Gov of Sierra Leone 2001-04

1 August 2001

30,000,000

Governance Reform Secretariat Phase 1: 7 Year Programme

8 August 2001

4,050,000

Strategy for the diamond producing areas

21 August 2001

440,000

World Bank Country Profile

28 November 2001

19,000

Budget support to Gov of Sierra Leone 2001-2004

19 February 2002

400,000

Second Governance and Corruption Survey

13 March 2002

155,000

UNICEF Water/sanitation

26 March 2002

500,000

ICRC Resettlement, Internally Displaced Peoples

26 March 2002

500,000

WHO—Health sector, Internally Displaced People Needs

26 March 2002

100,000

Post Flood Seed Distribution

10 April 2002

75,000

Sierra Leone: UNDP: Junior Programme Officer

22 April 2002

194,000

GTZ: ReAct: Programme in Kono and Kailahun: 3 Year project

31 May 2002

3,350,000

Promoting Peace, Security and Stability in Sierra Leone

1 June 2002

747,000

Chiefdom Governance Review

26 June 2002

45,000

Support to Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys

2 July 2002

290,000

Merlin Medical Research Centre

29 August 2002

50,000

Social Development

19 September 2002

40,000

Establishing access to emergency primary health Merlin Kono

1 October 2002

563,000

Civil Society Strategy

1 October 2002

103,000

Internally Displaced People Resettlement Programme

1 October 2002

50,000

CARE: Food Security Rights-Based Approach

1 November 2002

232,000

Social Development Adviser FREETOWN

20 November 2002

70,000

Decentralisation & Local Government

1 December 2002

500,000

100% Debt Relief for Sierra Leone to UK's ECGD

1 January 2003

500,000

Sexual Assault. Referral. Centres. (SARC)

4 February 2003

921,000

Operation PEBU: Housing and sanitation: 5 year project

1 March 2003

4,000,000

Liberian and Ivorian Refugees

20 March 2003

600,000

ICRC APPEAL 2003 Sierra Leone

20 March 2003

500,000

Care of Liberian Refugees

20 March 2003

500,000

Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

20 Mar 2003

400,000

Improve Participation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

31 March 2003

1,362,000

Local Government Elections

1 June 2003

4,100,000

Phase V Health Care Tonkolili

11 July 2003

423,000

Support of Civil Society Good Governance and Human Rights

22 August 2003

741,000

Judges and Prosecutor

1 October 2003

350,000

Investment Environment

19 January 2004

23,000

Support to Improved Services

1 March 2004

50,000

UNICEF Malaria Prevention

17 March 2004

400,000

UNICEF Immunisation Programme

18 March 2004

500,000

UNHCR Assistance to Liberian Refugees

18 March 2004

400,000

Civil and Political Rights

19 March 2004

350,000

ICRC APPEAL 2004 Sierra Leone

19 March 2004

200,000

Oxfam GB's Women in Leadership

29 March 2004

171,000

Youth Empowerment Programme: 5 Year programme

1 April 2004

1,159,000

Merlin Lassa Emergency Funds

13 May 2004

103,000

Community Development Programme

1 June 2004

111,000

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department has made to reducing the level of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone in the last five years. [324083]

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We are providing £16 million over three years specifically to improve the reproductive health of women in Sierra Leone.

In Sierra Leone the Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a Gender Action Plan to track its performance on a quarterly basis. The action plan has five key gender indicators, including the establishment of an informed public debate on female genital mutilation. We have been working closely with the World Bank, EU and African Development Bank to promote this discussion along with improving our joint work on gender issues more broadly. DFID has also collaborated with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to organise a forum with civil society counterparts on female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone.

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided to the Social Welfare Ministry in Sierra Leone in the last 12 months. [324084]

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The Department for International Development (DFID) has not provided direct financial support to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) in the last 12 months. DFID is supporting the International Rescue Committee UK (IRC UK) which is working closely with MSWGCA to implement the 2007 Gender Acts in Sierra Leone. Over the last 12 months IRC has spent £8,000 in UK aid on activities in direct support of the Ministry. As a condition of receiving assistance all NGOs including IRC have to submit annual audited statements as well as quarterly financial and reports.