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Department for International Development: Research

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 17769, tabled on 26 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered on

3 December 2015

DFID is a leader in funding high-quality high-impact development research, providing technologies and rigorous evidence to tackle critical development challenges - from new treatments for children with malaria to what approaches work to prevent violence against women. DFID’s funding for research and development expenditure up to 2020 will be determined through the Department’s internal resource allocation process. Decisions will be based on an analysis of critical development challenges, key evidence and technology gaps, and DFID’s areas of comparative advantage as a research funder. We committed in our manifesto to lead a major new global programme to accelerate the development of vaccines and drugs to eliminate the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, and in November announced the Ross Fund which will deliver on this commitment.