HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c873W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the improvements in the work of international humanitarian agencies that have been assisted by financial support from her Department. [67486]

Clare Short

My Department supports improvements in various international humanitarian agencies through jointly agreed Institutional Strategy Partnerships (ISPs) with the agencies which identify long-term priorities. Focus is on developing better systems and procedures at headquarters to ensure that programmes in the field are delivered in a timely, appropriate and effective manner in the event of a crisis. All ISPs are independently evaluated. This funding is provided in addition to grants made to the international humanitarian agencies for response to specific emergencies.

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