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24 Jan 2017 description

Speaking on behalf of Cooperating Partners that are supporting Zambia’s health sector at the Health Sector Annual Consultative Meeting in Lusaka today, Mr Fergus said:

"On behalf of the Health Cooperating Partners, let me start by wishing you a productive and fruitful 2017. We thank the honourable Minister and his team for the opportunity to jointly reflect on 2016 and collectively chart a path for improved joint working in 2017."

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

27 Nov 2012 description

Seventh Special Report

On 6 September 2012 the International Development Committee published its Fifth Report of Session 2012-13, DFID’s programme in Zambia (HC 119). On 5 November 2012 we received the Government’s Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.

06 Sep 2012 description


NEW REPORT: DFID’s programme in Zambia

Zambia is a long way from eliminating extreme poverty despite an improving economy and the benefits of copper resources, according to a report by the International Development Committee which examines the UK Government’s development programme in the country. UK support should be focused on reproductive health services, secondary education and rural poverty, the MPs argue.

Chairman of the Committee, Malcolm Bruce MP, said:

09 Nov 2011 description

Press Release - Department for International Development: Transferring cash and assets to the poor

9 November 2011

Directly providing international aid to the most poor and vulnerable people is showing clear and immediate benefits, according to the National Audit Office.

26 Oct 2009 description

Fourth Special Report

On 2 June 2009 the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2008-09, Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in a Global Economic Downturn, HC 179-I. On 9 October 2009 we received the Government's Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.

In the Government Response, the Committee's conclusions and recommendations are in bold text.

02 Jun 2009 description


The developing world was not responsible for causing the current economic crisis, but it is paying a heavy price for mistakes made by rich countries. Poor countries are experiencing significantly reduced income from trade, remittances and foreign investment. As a result, an additional 90 million people are expected to be living in poverty by the end of 2010, and 400,000 more children are likely to die. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty has been set back three years.

06 Feb 2009 description

Guidance on Programmes & Funding


This guidance outlines the operation of the Scottish Government's International Development policy announced by the Minister for Europe, External Affairs & Culture, Linda Fabiani, on Wednesday 7th May 2008. It describes the specific objectives of each programme within the policy and details the funding process determining the use of the International Development Fund (IDF) which supports the delivery of the policy.

11 Nov 2008 description

Grants worth =A34 million have been awarded to a range of international development programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The funding, from the Scottish Government's International Development Fund, will be allocated over three years to Scottish-based organisations working with partners in Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and the Darfur region of Studan.

11 Mar 2003 description


In early 2002 Southern Africa was gripped by food shortages. These were just one aspect of a complex humanitarian crisis, with impacts ranging across all sectors, from agriculture, to education and health. The trigger for the crisis was erratic rainfall. The vulnerability of the population meant that a moderate environmental shock was enough to push communities beyond the limits of their normal coping strategies, and over the edge.

The sources of vulnerability in southern Africa are: deep and widespread poverty; HIV/AIDS; and, poor governance and inappropriate policies.