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Mr. Douglas Alexander: We remain very concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza. We monitor it closely through humanitarian agencies and NGOs. Ongoing restrictions on Gazas crossings impact on the provision of humanitarian services, although assistance funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) does get through to those that need it.
DFID assesses the impact of its humanitarian funding for Palestinian refugees in Gaza through regular reporting from the implementing agency, the UNs Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA). Our funding supports the delivery of essential services (particularly health care and education) by UNRWA to registered refugees in Gaza, who are the majority of the population. In 2008, we have provided £19 million to UNRWA.
In March 2008, DFID provided £2 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for its work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This helped restore basic services in Gaza such as water, waste water and hospital infrastructure damaged during hostilities, thus reducing public health risks. Our earlier funding for the European Commissions TIM/PEGASE mechanism supported the provision of emergency medical and social services to the population of Gaza and the West Bank and paid salaries of key public sector workers.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will respond to the letter to him dated 10 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr. J. Sherwin. 
Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the education funding announced as part of the Education Beyond Borders initiative in April 2007 has been disbursed to date. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The Education Beyond Borders initiative included DFID's plans for delivering education to children affected by conflict or living in fragile states. For those countries specifically listed in the initiative, DFID support is as follows:
|Countries listed in Education Beyond Borders initiative||DFID support|
In 2007-08, direct bilateral expenditure on education was £55,000. In 2008, we have disbursed £794,000 as requested by the government of Burundi of £6 million being provided end 2007 to end 2010 through the Pooled Fund for education.
In 2007-08, direct bilateral expenditure on education was £82,000 and in 2008-09 to date £155,000 with a further £6.6 million of forecast expenditure under our contribution of £10.41 million to first phase of Access to Primary Education (£55 million over five years) through the multi-donor Trust Fund, managed by the World Bank, and some £3 million of support 2008-09 through the Multi-Donor Trust Fund, managed by UNDP, that goes to education.
Support was to have been provided through the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (FTI). However the FTI has not yet provided support as Liberia has been allocated US$12 million from the Transition Fund managed by UNICEF.
In 2007-08, direct bilateral expenditure on education was £3.6 million. £10 million disbursed of £15 million, in 2008, for Poverty Reduction Budget Support, of which £3 million supports education, and £750,000 fully disbursed, in 2008, for the support for Teachers' Census programme through the Pooled Fund for Education.
In 2007-08, direct bilateral expenditure on education was £2 million. Providing £6 million to the Strategic Partnership for Education Recovery and Development programme 2006-10 of which £1 million has been disbursed in 2008-09 and £1.9 million through the Africa Educational Trust of which £256,000 has been disbursed in 2008-09. Also, since 2007, some £537,000 of support to Save the Children for their education work in Hiraan.
The initiative included support to the Education for All fast track initiative (FTI) to support fragile, conflict and post-conflict states. In September 2008, in New York, the UK announced a further contribution to the FTI of £50 million to add to our existing commitment of £150 million.
The initiative also announced a £20 million grant through UNICEF to help deliver education in emergency, conflict and post-crisis countries. To ensure that this support will have maximum impact, we have recently agreed a common monitoring and evaluation framework with UNICEF and partners to align the grant with the multi-donor Transition Fund held by UNICEF and expect to make disbursements shortly. In addition, DFID
is providing UNICEF with £4 million per year to build UNICEF's capacity in humanitarian response, including in the education sector. DFID has worked with UNICEF to ensure that this includes the full funding of a project setting up a roster of education experts for deployment in emergencies.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 119W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, what the key performance indicators are for each of the 10 programmes referred to. 
Macro economic policy.
Government expenditure on poverty related activities.
Education sector performance.
Implementation of commitments on human rights.
Improvements in public financial management.
Availability of finance for landless families to buy plots for house-building.
Immunisation for children under two years.
Proportion of population having access to safe water and improved sanitation services.
Epidemics averted by a disease early warning system.
Proportion of poor and vulnerable people with access to education and health services.
Gross and net school enrolment rates.
Contraceptive prevalence rates among married women.
Coverage of fully immunised children.
Percentage of female sex workers using a condom during last sex act (also relevant for the HIV/AIDS programme).
Percentage of injecting drug users always using new syringe (also relevant for the HIV/AIDS programme).
TB case detection rate.
TB treatment success rate.
Malaria prevalence rates (passive case detection).
Prevalence of underweight children.
Access to education (particularly for grades 0 to grade 12.)
Transition of girls from primary to middle schools in the public sector.
Drop-out and completion rates among girls enrolled in grades 6 to 10.
Governance and institutional performance.
Proportion of births attended by skilled birth attendants.
Proportion of births in public/private health facilities.
Proportion of pregnant women visiting health facility for pre-natal consultation.
Proportion of rural health centres providing 24/7 basic, and district hospitals providing 24/7 comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care services.
Maternal and neonatal case fatality rates in health facilities.
Proportion of population in reproductive age group satisfied with public reproductive and child health services.
Number of microfinance borrowers.
Proportion of women with access to formal or semi-formal financial services.
Proportion of young people with access to formal or semi-formal financial services.
Proportion of female managers in the microfinance industry.
Outreach of financial services to underserved areas.
Increase in small enterprise credit.
Microfinance clients' interest savings.
Number of wild polio virus cases reported.
Non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) cases per 100,000 children less than 15 years of age during 2008 and 2009.
Percentage of blood transfusions in public sector that are screened for HIV, Hepatitis B and C.
Percentage of injecting drug users always using new syringe in last month (this indicator is also relevant for the NHF programme above).
Percentage of female sex workers using a condom during last sex act (this indicator is also relevant for the NHF programme above).
Demonstrable reductions in mortality and morbidity following DFID-funded interventions in camps.
Reductions in the numbers of reported human rights abuses or abductions following DFID-funded interventions.
Cluster approach is adopted and maintained where appropriate.
Programmes are implemented in concurrence with DFID Humanitarian policy.
Proportion of deliveries conducted by trained health professionals.
Antenatal care services.
Literacy and primary education rates.
Proportion of lowest income quintile accessing services.
Gender ratios for accessing basic health units.
Proportion of fully immunised children in rural areas.
Female gross enrolment rates for primary education.
Enrolment rates for handicapped children.
Family planning services for married women.
Per-capita utilisation of health facilities.
Absenteeism rates for doctors and teachers.
Number of non-functional schemes made functional.
Increase in capacity to deliver basic social services at provincial and local government levels.
Availability and use of funds for operation and maintenance of service delivery (proxy).
Facility staffing and service delivery rationalisation (proxy).
Allocations and expenditures provincial level social sectors.
|Table 1: UK total bilateral gross public expenditure on development, 2000-01 to 2007-08, Pakistan|
|Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA), 2000-01 to 2006-07, Pakistan|
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