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16 Dec 2008 description

1 Introduction

1.1 The Public Service Agreement (PSA) framework has changed for the period 2008-11. Thirty PSAs now reflect a collective set of the UK government's priorities.

1.2 The Department for International Development (DFID) is the lead department on PSA 29: Reduce poverty in poorer countries through quicker progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

22 Mar 2005 description

The UK is to double its funding for water and sanitation in Africa over the next three years, International Development Secretary Hilary Benn announced today.

And he said the Government will take immediate action to help 11 African countries where the problem is most acute.

Speaking at a conference to mark World Water Day, Mr Benn said funding from the Department for International Development will increase from £47.5m this year to £95m in 2007/8.

He said there were a number of reasons why international targets to improve access to water and sanitation are not being …