Humanitarian Financing

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23 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

Department for International Development encouraged to cap humanitarian funding and focus on bilateral programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

The UK is spending too much on humanitarian aid and funding big international agencies when it should be concentrating on its own long-term development programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, an influential group of MPs has warned.

22 Dec 2014 description



Research and Evidence Division (RED) is responsible for making DFID more systematic in the use of evidence and thereby having greater development impact by:

30 Jun 2014 description
report Guardian

DfID has promised to focus on disability, and it's not a moment too soon for the 800m disabled people in the developing world

Posted by James Thornberry

Today's response from the Department for International Development (DfID) to the international development select committee's inquiry into disability and development marks the first time that the issue has come close to entering the aid debate. And not before time.

03 Apr 2014 description
report AlertNet

Author: Astrid Zweynert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain became the first of the world’s richest large nations to hit an internationally agreed target -- spending 0.7 percent of national income on development aid.

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18 Mar 2014 description

In January 2014, ICAI sent a small team, led by Commissioner Mark Foster, to assess and provide prompt and timely feedback on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the UK Government’s response to Haiyan.

The team found that the UK’s response to Haiyan was successful: DFID was well prepared to act swiftly and decisively. It mobilised quickly and provided a multi-sector response which met the real and urgent needs of affected communities. The UK was widely praised for its speed, flexibility and expertise.

17 Mar 2014 description
Terms of Reference

DFID’s Contribution to the Reduction of Child Mortality in Kenya

DFID’s Contribution to the Reduction of Child Mortality in Kenya Reducing under-five child mortality is a global priority and has seen remarkable progress. Under-five mortality has fallen by 24% in Kenya since 1990 but this is less than global and regional averages and the level in Kenya remains high.

13 Mar 2014 description
report Guardian

MPs recommend 40% aid increase to drive through reforms that could 'improve living standards for thousands of people'

Britain should seize the opportunity to improve the lives of people in Burma by increasing aid from £60m to £100m, MPs said on Wednesday.

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12 Nov 2013 description
report CARE

Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:14

06 Sep 2013 description

DFID provides significant annual funding to civil society organisations (CSOs) in line with its overall strategy to alleviate poverty and promote peace, stability and good governance. The Programme Partnership Arrangements (PPA) and Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) are 2 of DFID’s principal funding mechanisms and will provide £480 million to approximately 230 CSOs between 2011 and 2015. The purpose of this strategy is to provide a clear framework for assessing the performance both of individual grantees and the funding mechanisms overall.

26 Jul 2013 description
report Guardian

Who are the main humanitarian aid donors? How much has been given so far? Where is aid being spent, and on what?

As Syria's humanitarian crisis escalates, so do appeals for aid.

Last month, the UN revised upwards its requests for funding, announcing the largest emergency appeal in its history. Despite this, aid officials warn "money is going out as fast as it is coming in", and that the UN's multibillion-dollar requests still may not be enough in a crisis where demands frequently outstrip resources.

26 Jun 2013 description
report Guardian

More cash to be spent on development but experts fear diversion of funds towards Foreign Office and Border Agency.

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17 May 2013 description

DFID makes grants to a value of between £151,000 and £11 million per year to 41 civil society organisations (CSOs) that share its objectives and that it believes are strong delivery partners. Our review considered six PPA agreements of varying size and type.

19 Apr 2013 description

Millions are in need in Syria and the region. The UK is responding by providing hundreds of thousands of people with food, medical care and relief items. Total UK Assistance to date: £141.1 million. The majority of this funding has been given to agencies in response to the priority needs, as described below. £7 million of funding for Syria and the region is currently being allocated to agencies.

Figures on this page are rounded for ease of communication.

UK assistance inside Syria: £83.3 million. Key results include:

03 Apr 2013 description

03/04/2013 - Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. However, on the basis of the DAC Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans, a moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.

07 Dec 2012 description

International Development Secretary Justine Greening last night called on international donors to do more to make their aid delivery more transparent. Launching the UK’s Aid Transparency Challenge, she set out how DFID will require any organisation it works through to adhere to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards of transparency and accountability for their disbursement of DFID funds.

07 Dec 2012 description
report Guardian

The closure of the UK Department for International Development's office is lamented in Bujumbura – and in London.

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30 Nov 2012 description

11/30/2012 12:41 GMT

LONDRES, 30 nov 2012 (AFP) - Le Royaume-Uni a annoncé vendredi le gel de 25,9 millions d'euros de son aide au développement au Rwanda en raison de ses "inquiétudes" vis-à-vis du soutien du régime de Kigali aux rebelles du M23 qui opèrent en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine.

La décision de la ministre britannique de l'Aide au développement, Justine Greening, suit celle, hautement polémique de son prédécesseur Andrew Mitchell, qui avait levé partiellement en septembre le gel de l'aide au Rwanda, décrété en juillet.