§ Clare Short
Our main financial contribution to development programmes is through the EC and other multilateral agencies. Our share of EC programme commitments to Romania and Albania in 2000 was £79 million.
Activities under our bilateral programmes are as follows:
In Romania we are funding programmes for accountancy and audit reform; the Court of Audit; civil service reform; health care and child care reform; the development of a probation service; development of insurance services; energy sector regulation; social 196W protection; education finance; mining communities; rural development; citizens advice and information services; environmental project design; environmental partnerships at municipal level; and water and wastewater services.
In Albania we are supporting the Government's Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy and Medium Term Expenditure Framework; health financing and planning; taxation reform; media development; public administration reform; social policy and social service reform; rural livelihoods; environment; and emergency planning and disposal or ordnance.
We published a country strategy paper for Romania in October 1999, and for Albania in January 2001. Copies are in the Library of the House.
§ Clare Short
We have provided a total of £7.75 million to UNICEF for programmes in the Balkans. Of this sum, £1 million was allocated to Albania and £3.5 million for regional programmes. There was no specific allocation for Romania.