Rebecca Long Bailey – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Rebecca Long Bailey on 2016-05-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what conditionality in relation to governance and human rights is applied to aid to Rwanda.

Mr Nick Hurd

Decisions on aid to Rwanda are informed by judgements about the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to DFID’s partnership principles, which include respect for political and civil rights. In light of concerns in this area, DFID Ministers have agreed that the UK no longer provides General or Sector Budget Support to the Government of Rwanda. Rather, we direct funding into specific sectors, targeting particular results.