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European Contractors

Mr. Davidson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department. [15442]

Hilary Benn: The following table lists current contracts issued by DFID's central procurement function. This does not include lower value contracts issued by DFID's overseas offices of which there is no consolidated central record.
NameConsultant countryCase titleBeneficiary country
@IT Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and TelecommunicationsBelgiumICT & Education Technology Adviser: Imfundo GhanaGhana
Arcadis BMBNetherlandsModernising Social Services—Russian FederationRussian Federation
Eastern Cape Provincial, District and School Development Programme: South AfricaSouth Africa, Republic of
Consultancy Report Russia Social BudgetRussian Federation
Art of Living(23)BelgiumSeconded National Experts UKREP Secondment and Stagiare ProgrammeBelgium
Asesores De Comercio Exterior (ACE)SpainTrade and Development Framework ArrangementsNon-specific country
Trade and Development Framework ContractNon-specific country
Poverty Analysis in Support of Government of Belize Trade NegotiationsBelize
COWI A/SDenmarkTeam Leader—Preparation of a Project Document for a Water Resources Demand Management ProjectChina
Evaluation of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality and Woman's EmpowermentUnited Kingdom
Water Resource Demand Management Programme—Start up ConsultancyChina
CastaliaFranceDevelopment of a Sustainable Regulatory Capacity for the Water SectorGuyana
CommuniqorgNetherlandsLivelihoods Connect Steering GroupUnited Kingdom
Copenhagen Development Consulting A/S (Copenhagen DC)DenmarkEvaluating Co-ordination and Complementarity of CSP'S with National Development PrioritiesNon-specific country
Dr. Jerzy SlawskiPolandGuyana Water Sector Programme—Geographic Information System ExpertGuyana
EASP LimitedPortugalFinancial Management Systems and Technical SupportUganda
Europe External Policy AdvisorsBelgiumProvision of Advice on EC AID IssuesBelgium
Gabelle, ChrisItalySecondment of National Expert to the EC Office LiberiaLiberia
Haley, Geoff (Mr.)FranceUnited Nation Relief and Works Agency Review—2005Middle East
Holmes, Kieran (Mr.)Ireland (Republic)Support to the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)—Phase V—Project ManagerRwanda
IPANetherlandsMadhya Pradesh: Support on Power Sector ReformIndia
Generalist Procurement Agents: DFID Panel of Procurement AgentsNon-specific country
ISTATItalyHousehold Budget SurveyAlbania
Instituut ClingendaelNetherlandsA Study of Peace Conditionalities and Post Conflict ReconstructionAsia Regional
International Procurement Agency BVNetherlandsOperation PEBUSierra Leone
Procurement of Anti-TB Drugs for Revised National TB Control ProgrammeIndia
Internews EuropeFranceAssistance to the Development of a Strategic Plan for the Media SectorRwanda
Global Forum for Media Development—Testing and Advancing the Case for the Media Support SectorUnited Kingdom
Support to Developing Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks and Licensing Procedures—RwandaRwanda
Jennings, Mary (MS)Ireland (Republic)Evaluation of Yemen Social Fund for Development (SFD)Yemen, People's DR
Mathy VanbuelBelgiumInformation and Communications Technology (ICT) Adviser-The Gambia: Education SectorGambia, The
Millefeuille ProvenceFranceEnabling Agreement—Language TrainingUnited Kingdom
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Portugal)PortugalSupport for the Implementation of International Accounting Standards in the Mozambique Banking SystemMozambique
Ramboll Management A/SDenmarkSocial Policy Development Advice to the Ministry of Labour and Social PolicyAlbania
Prevention Adviser—Anti-corruption CommissionSierra Leone
Reid, Peter (Mr.)ItalyProfessional Livelihoods Advice to UK REP ROMEItaly
Robinson, KellyIreland (Republic)Consultancy to Update the St. Helena Tourism StrategySt. Helena
Saana Consulting OY (Ltd.)FinlandProtection of Intellectual Property RightsSierra Leone
TDI Group Ltd.Ireland (Republic)Trade Secretariat Working Group in South East EuropeEurope Regional

(23)Three contracts Logistical Support.

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European Development Fund

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total level of support under the 8th European Development Fund was to (a) Zimbabwe, (b) Namibia, (c) Nigeria, (d) Co(r)te d'Ivoire, (e) Zaire, (f) Burma, (g) North Korea and (h) European countries. [16070]

Hilary Benn: The European Development Fund (EDF) provides development assistance to its 77 signatories from African Caribbean and Pacific states. Burma, North Korea and European countries are not signatories and therefore are not eligible for EDF support. The other countries which received the following allocations of development assistance under the 8th EDF are: Zimbabwe: €110 million, Namibia: €52 million, Nigeria: €100 million, Côte d'Ivoire: €120 million and the Democratic Republic of Congo: €25.7 million.

Gleneagles Summit Targets

Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements have
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been put in place to ensure that targets set in the G8 Gleneagles communique" are (a) monitored and (b) delivered. [15253]

Hilary Benn: The G8 Gleneagles communique" has identified the African Partnership Forum (APF) as the main monitoring mechanism to ensure follow-up of the commitments made at the G8 Summit, on the basis of a Joint Action Plan. This plan will focus on progress of the key priorities identified by African partners. The next APF meeting will take place in London in early October and will be co-chaired by the UK and Nigeria. The UK is fully committed to the APF being effective and has proposed a small secretariat, which would undertake follow-up work in between the bi-annual meetings, and prepare reports/logistics for meetings.


Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK
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Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Haiti after tropical storm Jeanne and flooding in 2004. [15347]

Mr. Thomas: No specific pledges were made by the UK Government in response to the May 2004 floods and the impact of tropical storm Jeanne on Haiti. Humanitarian assistance for Haiti was provided following requests for support from humanitarian organisations responding to relief needs in the country.

Following the May floods, DFID provided support to Haiti totalling some £418,400, through the following three organisations:

These sums were all fully disbursed to the recipient organisations in support of their relief programmes.

DFID also undertook its own assessment and monitoring of the situation and provided further support to the World Food Programme by deploying an air movement officer to help facilitate the transportation of personnel and cargo.

Following tropical storm Jeanne, DFID provided two airlifts of emergency relief supplies worth approximately £295,000 to Haiti (tents, Land Rovers, portable generators and radio communications equipment), which were received and delivered by CARE International. A further £150,089 was provided to CARE for logistics support for the tents and for clean-up operations.

In addition, DFID provided £150,000 towards the International Federation of the Red Cross's relief operations, and approximately £171,663 to the NGO Action Contre la Faim for water and sanitation work.

The total assistance provided is valued at some £766,752 and is fully disbursed.

The UK also provided approximately £180,000 of the European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO)'s £1 million assistance package to Haiti after hurricane Jeanne.

DFID's Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs Department (CHAD) also deployed a humanitarian adviser to assess the situation and consult with partner agencies.

Aside from this humanitarian support, the UK has provided other aid to Haiti through its contributions to Haiti's interim cooperation framework, a short to medium term development programme (2004–06) supported by the Interim Government and the international donor community. The UK is contributing approximately £35 million through its share of the pledges made by the European Commission, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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