Department for International Development annual report 2007

The Department for International Development ( DFID ) ' s Annual Report 2007 was published on 15 May 2007 and sets out DFID's activities and achievements in the year from April 2006 to March 2007. As in previous years , we held a short ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215037329

Category: Political Science

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The Committee's report reviews the Department for International Development's 2007 annual report (HCP 514, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780102945195), focusing on issues of efficiency and effectiveness. The Committee welcomes the increase in the DFID's budget under the Comprehensive Spending Review Settlement for 2008-11, in line with the target of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income to be allocated to Official Development Assistance by 2013. However, it notes the significant challenge for DFID in using this funding effectively when it is also required to reduce its administrative costs, and therefore staff numbers, at a time when its focus is shifting increasingly towards fragile states where providing assistance is resource-intensive. Concerns are raised that DFID continues to emphasise inputs rather than outcomes, although DFID's new Public Service Agreement Delivery Agreement and the plans to establish the Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact should make it easier to identify whether DFID's expenditure is effective in reducing poverty in developing countries. Four areas for improvement in DFID's work are highlighted relating to gender equality, climate change, governance and agricultural development.

Department for International Development annual report 2007

About this report DFID's Annual Report is intended to provide Parliament , members of the public , our development partners and others interested in development issues with a comprehensive account of how we have been spending , and plan ...

Author: Great Britain: Department for International Development

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102945195

Category: Political Science

Page: 383

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This annual report details the work and expenditure of the Department for International Development (DFID) during the period April 2006 to March 2007, working as part of the wider international effort to tackle world poverty and promote the sustainable development of low-income countries. The report includes chapters on: reducing poverty in Africa and Asia and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; making the multilateral system and bilateral aid more effective; fragile states, conflicts and crises; environment, climate change and natural resources; and working with others on policies beyond aid. The assessment of progress is structured around the DFID Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets.

DFID Annual Report 2008

Report, Together with Formal Minutes Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee. 5 What is DFID's expenditure achieving ? Evaluating aid impact 46. In our Report on the 2007 DFID Annual Report we ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215526472

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The Department for International Development's (DFID) objectives continue to focus on achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals with the overarching aim of poverty reduction. This focus remains valid. However, on current trends most of the Goals will not be met by the 2015 deadline. The prospects for achieving Millennium Development Goal 2 on universal primary education by 2015 concern the Committee. To meet the target of all children completing primary education by 2015, universal access to schooling will need to be in place by 2010. The necessary schools will therefore have to be built and teachers trained in less than two years. The global economic downturn may exacerbate the risk of failure if development assistance levels are not maintained and donor commitments on aid are allowed to lapse. In straitened economic circumstances it is vital that every pound spent achieves the maximum impact, not least so that public support for aid expenditure can be maintained. The Committee is not convinced that DFID's evaluation processes allow it to make an accurate assessment of what its funding is achieving. The Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact has begun to improve evaluation within DFID. This process must continue with the full engagement of the Department. DFID's ability to deliver its objectives is beginning to be constrained, despite its rising budget, by the Government-wide requirement to reduce its administrative budget and therefore the number of staff it employs. The Government should urgently reassess whether DFID has sufficient staff in place effectively to deliver the objectives which it has assigned to the Department under its Public Service Agreements.

The Homeland Security Dilemma

14–22; Department for International Development, Department for International Development Annual Report 2007, Annexes, London: The Stationery Office, May, 2007: www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/departmental-report/2007/DFID-AR07-Annexes.pdf ...

Author: Frank P. Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135973857

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book explores the paradox of the ‘security dilemma’ in International Relations, as applied to the post-9/11 context of homeland security. The book's central argument can be summed up by the following counterintuitive thesis: the more security you have, the more security you will need. It argues that enhancing security does not make terrorism more likely, but rather it raises public expectations and amplifies public outrage after subsequent failures. The book contests that this dilemma will continue to shape American, Canadian and British domestic and international security priorities for decades. In exploring the key policy implications resulting from this, the book highlights the difficulty in finding a solution to this paradox, as the most rational and logical policy options are part of the problem. This book will be of interest to students of Homeland Security, Security Studies, US politics, and IR in general.

Debating Departmental Objectives and Annual Reports

The International Development Committee routinely undertakes an inquiry into the Department for International Development's Annual Report . For the DFID Annual Report 2007 , we took oral evidence in July which supplemented a series of ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215515001

Category: Legislation

Page: 36

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Debating departmental objectives and annual Reports : Second report of session 2007-08, report, together with formal minutes and written Evidence

Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual report 2007 08

114 However , we were told that the Metropolitan Police still had a number of outstanding issues ” which the FCO was " working hard to resolve ” , and that the Department for International Development ( DFID ) was still examining cost ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215526274

Category:

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This report is the Committee's annual review of how the FCO is managing its resources, examining the departmental annual report for 2007-08 (Cm. 7398, ISBN 9780101739825). Chapters cover: new strategic framework; performance measurement; global network; essential services; FCO Services; personnel issues; transparency and openness; financial management; public diplomacy and communication; the British Council; the BBC World Service. The Committee is concerned that the FCO is facing serious financial pressures in this financial year due to the Treasury's withdrawal of its support for the Overseas Pricing Mechanism (OPM) which used to protect departments from the weakening of sterling. There is a risk that the FCO may not be able to meet higher international subscriptions over the next two financial years, causing its performance against Public Service Agreement targets to suffer. The likely increase in the UN Regular Budget and other international subscriptions will push this figure even higher. The FCO should have to shoulder the financial burden from within its already tight budget to pay for subscriptions which also benefit other Government departments. The Committee recommends that additional nondiscretionary costs should properly be met by the Treasury.

Human Rights Annual Report 2007

Ninth Report of Session 2007-08, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence Great Britain. ... with the Ministry of Defence seeking a narrower definition , and the Department for International Development and the ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Foreign Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215521934

Category: Human rights

Page: 209

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The Human rights annual report 2007 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office published as Command paper Cm. 7340 (ISBN 9780101734028)

Work of the Committee in 2007

third report of session 2007-08, report, together with formal minutes Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development ... We have continued our practice of reporting on DFID's own Annual Report of its activities .

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215038340

Category: Political Science

Page: 28

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Work of the Committee In 2007 : Third report of session 2007-08, report, together with formal Minutes

Justice and Security Reform

Department forInternational Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office andMinistry ofDefence. ... (2007b) 'DFID Annual Report 2007: development on the record', London : Department forInternational Development.

Author: Lisa Denney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000240

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Justice and Security Reform: Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of the country’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development agencies leads to a lack of engagement with informal institutions, this book examines the challenges of sustainably transforming security and justice in fragile states. Through the analysis of a post-conflict context often held up as an example of successful peacebuilding, Lisa Denney reveals how the politics of development agencies is an often forgotten constraint in security and justice reform and development efforts more broadly. Particularly suited to upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners, this book is relevant to those interested in security and justice reform and statebuilding, as well Sierra Leone’s post-conflict recovery.

British Foreign and Defence Policy Since 1945

HC 61 (2007–08) Ministry of Defence, Annual Report and Accounts, 2006–7, 20 January 2008. ... Select Committee on International Development HC 220-I (2009) Department for International Development Annual Report 2008, 19 January 2009.

Author: Robert Self

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0230313531

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Foreign policy has dominated successive governments' time in office and cast a consistently long shadow over British politics in the period since 1945. Robert Self provides a readable and incisive assessment of the key issues and events from the retreat from empire through the cold war period to Humanitarian Intervention and the debacle in Iraq.