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African Union: Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 13365, tabled on 26 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what non-financial aid her Department has provided to the African Union in the last five years.

Answered on

2 November 2015

In the last five years DFID’s non-financial support to the African Union has included the following projects at the cost of some £7m: two independent audits of international funding for the AU’s “Shared Values” Joint Programme Arrangement; technical advice to the AU Commission on developing a results based Logical Framework approach; support for the AUC Leadership Assessment Centre; technical advice on setting up the AU Institute for Statistics; technical support for AU work on Regional Trade Facilitation; capacity support to the AU Department of Political Affairs; and technical support for AU election observation missions which has received the bulk of DFID funding.