HC Deb 06 March 2003 vol 400 cc1171-2W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action her Department is taking to increase the participation of civil society in poverty reduction strategies. [99340]

Clare Short

DFID provides support directly through country programmes and indirectly through Partnership Programme Agreements to build up the capacity of civil society organisations in developing countries to engage in PRS processes. For example Catholic Church institutions have played a significant role in the PRS process in Zambia.

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