HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 cc482-3W
Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is on aid for Malawi. [105534]

Clare Short

My Department will publish the Malawi Country Assistance P1 an for 2003–04 to 2005–06 within the next few weeks. A copy will be placed in the House of Commons Library.

Our aim is to support Government of Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) goals, to deliver sustainable services to the poor and to help mitigate risks that threaten to derail these processes. A significant part of UK assistance will be aimed at improving Government systems. DFID will concentrate on health, education, rural livelihoods and Safety Security and Access to Justice. Measures to help ensure food security and to combat HIV/AIDS will form a major part of the programme.

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