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Oda: Review Of Ngo Funding

Volume 571: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What arrangements are in hand to review the relationship between the Overseas Development Administration and non-governmental organisations working in the spheres of overseas development co-operation and humanitarian relief.

Following ODA's Fundamental Expenditure Review, various arrangements have been put in hand to take stock of our relationship with Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), to review those agencies eligible for block grant status within the Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) and to look at external advisory arrangements in the context of JFS funding.On all of these, we are committed to consultation with the NGO community, a process which began in February and which will continue throughout this year.